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LENT/EASTER 2014

FEATURED ARTWORK

Thought
MIKHAEL NESTEROV (1862-1942)

1900

Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Click on image for full view of painting.

 

To Be a Lover

of Truth

SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA

(1347-1380)

 

This season's featured words from our saints are from a letter by Saint Catherine of Siena to a law professor at the University of Bologna. Born as Caterina di Giacomo di Benincasa, along with a twin sister named Giovanna who died soon after, she entered the Dominican order as a lay, tertiary member when she was a young woman. A mystic, scholar, and forceful advocate of Pope Gregory XI's return of the Papal See to Rome from Avignon, she is also a patron saint of Europe and a Doctor of the Church.

 

 

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Crucifixion

A poem by Douglas W. Price of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Posted 12 April 2014.

 

 

Christianity

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

 

 

The Supper of the Lamb

A short story by Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Scholastica's Faith

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

 

 

Roman Numerals One

and Two

Poetry by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Marie-Hélène and Pepper at

Le Havre

A short story by Timothy Ruppert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.

 

 

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.

 

 

Life's Completion

Barbara Lee of New Windsor, New York, USA shares some of her experience of tending to elderly, dying parents. Posted Ordinary Time/All Saints 2011.

 

 

To Crack the Frozen Earth

A Lenten reflection by C.J. Williams of San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Posted 22 March 2013.

 

 

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.

 

 

You Did It to Me

An excerpt from the

English translation of François Mauriac's Le Fils

de l'Homme (1958).

 

 

Relics

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

 

 

True North

A poem by Trevor Lipscombe of Washington, DC, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

the anointing

A poem by Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS, of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.

 

 

Bell, Book, Candle

A poem by Benjamin Baxter of Fresno, California, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.

 

 

In Adoration

A poem by Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.

 

 

This is My Body

Artwork by Beata Goik of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Posted Lent/Easter 2012.

 

 

Masonry and Modernity

Andy Smith of Columbia, South Carolina, USA considers one American stonemason's struggle to live in a world impatient with his craft and his yearnings for transcendence. Posted Lent/Easter 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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