Prayer and converse with God is a supreme good: it is a partnership and union with God. As the eyes of the body are enlightened when they see light, so our spirit, when it is intent on God, is illumined by his infinite light. I do not mean the prayer of outward observance but … Continue reading
Church leaders need to be aware of the full nature of Islam to speak truth rather than wishful or clouded thinking. Is the Islamic State Islamic? Muhammad? by Pope John Paul ll in Crossing the Threshold of Hope A very different discussion, obviously, is the one that leads us to the synagogues and mosques, where … Continue reading
The weakness of people in the Church in leadership positions encourages Isis and Islam. Is the Islamic State Islamic?
Bl. Charles de Foucauld – a saint for our times troubled and violent times. "My God, if you exist, make your existence known to me," Bl. Charles de Foucauld On Charles de Foucauld by Joann Nelander Never having seen the stars of glory, ‘Til encountering them in You. A mansion of grace without walls … Continue reading
“Today we remember the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes to little Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. This 14-year-old girl saw the Blessed Virgin Mary standing in a small grotto. Initially, few believed her account but the young girl returned for eighteen apparitions of Our Lady. At times, thousands of people gathered around Bernadette to witness … Continue reading