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PENTECOST/ASSUMPTION 2014

FEATURED ARTWORK

The Virgin on the Path
KER-XAVIER ROUSSEL (1867-1944)

c. 1890-1892

Galerie de la Présidence, Paris, France. Click on image for full view of painting.

 

Without Looking

for Reward

SAINT ANGELA OF FOLIGNO

(1248-1309)

 

This season's featured words from our saints are from the Book of Visions and Instructions of the medieval mystic, Angela of Foligno. Angela, who was born into a wealthy family in the Italian region of Umbria, was a Franciscan tertiary who, beginning around the year 1200 when she was a widowed mother in her fifties, is believed to have received mystical revelations which she dictated to a Franciscan brother. Soon after, she founded a community of religious women, devoted to charitable works and prayer, in her hometown of Foligno. She was beatified in 1701 by Pope Clement XI and canonized by Pope Francis on 9 October 2013.

 

 

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer as a Political

Problem

An excerpt from the book L'Oraison Problème Politique (1965) by the French theologian Jean Daniélou, SJ (1905-1974).

 

 

The Presentation of the

Child Mary

A poem by Grace Andreacchi of London. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

Galilee

A poem by Eric W. Bradley of Branford, Connecticut, USA. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

Christianity

An excerpt from Morality and the Mystical Body (1939) by the Belgian theologian Émile Mersch, SJ (1890-1940).

 

 

The Web Not Taken

An essay from the editor's desk (at the time in New Haven, Connecticut, USA) on PILGRIM's unconventional way of proceeding on the web. Posted Pentecost/Assumption 2011.

 

 

Scholastica's Faith

A poem by Susan Fox of Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

The Eucharist and

the Church's Mission

An excerpt from the writings of Joseph Ratzinger before he was Pope Benedict XVI, reminding us how liturgy and communion with the Blessed Sacrament are ends of Christian life and not means of making the Church's messages more palatable to the world. Posted 1 December 2013.

 

 

Sidewalk Saint

A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

Holy Ground

A poem by Philip C. Kolin of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

slave girl cured

A poem by Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

If I Could Tell This Story

A poem by Joe Benevento of Kirksville, Missouri, USA. Posted 8 June 2014.

 

 

Heavenly Discourses

A short story by José M. Sanchez of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Russia

A poem by Deacon Joseph of Melbourne, Australia. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Relics

A poem by Nettie Farris of Floyds Knob, Indiana, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Climbing Bloody

Mountain

Gina Gemma Lopez of Mammoth Lakes, California, USA tells a story of vocational search and discovery. Posted 19 August 2012.


 

Age to Age, East to West

Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA reflects on an experience of replenished faith as it unfolded during an excursion to Ireland. Posted 8 December 2012.


 

 

 

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