SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
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.
Announcements of interest to the wider PILGRIM community.
An excerpt from Morality and the Mystical Body (1939) by the Belgian theologian Émile Mersch, SJ (1890-1940).
A short story by Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A short story by José M. Sanchez of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A poem by Susan Fox of Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
Poetry by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A short story by Timothy Ruppert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
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.
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.
A poem by Deacon Joseph of Melbourne, Australia. Posted 1 March 2014.
An excerpt from the
English translation of François Mauriac's Le Fils
de l'Homme (1958).
A poem by Nettie Farris of Floyds Knob, Indiana, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A poem by Trevor Lipscombe of Washington, DC, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A poem by Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS, of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
A poem by Benjamin Baxter of Fresno, California, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
A poem by Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
Artwork by Beata Goik of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Posted Lent/Easter 2012.
A Lenten reflection by C.J. Williams of San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Posted 22 March 2013.
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.
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