Or the First shall be last

  THE PARABLE OF THE GUESTS Luke 14.7. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: 8 "When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by [...]

3 saints who probably had learning disabilities-Aleteia

Philip Kosloski June 28, 2016 In her book, The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run, on the life of Fr. Stanley Rother, America’s first declared martyr, María Ruiz Scaperlanda details how poor scholarship, possibly stemming from a learning disability, almost derailed Rother’s ordination. Recently Aleteia featured a prayer for struggling students to Saint Joseph Cupertino, another famously [...]

Saints of the day 21st February

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto   Lived: (1910-1920; 1908-1919) | Feast Day: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three children, Portuguese shepherds from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that time, Europe was involved in an [...]

The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

Occurring on the Octave day of Christmas and celebrated in:- 1 Eastern Orthodox Church 2 Catholic Church 3 Anglican communion 4 Lutheran Church Here is a record coming to us from the Russian Orthodox Tradition: The Circumcision (Obrezanie) of the Lord: Commemorated on January 1       The Circumcision (Obrezanie) of the Lord: On the eighth day [...]

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

Lived: | Feast Day: Friday, December 25, 2015 On this day the Church focuses especially on the newborn Child, God become human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no other special saint today to lead us to Christ in the manger, although his mother Mary and Joseph, caring [...]

Let Us Adore Him

Richard Fragomeni, a priest of the Diocese of Albany, New York, is an associate professor of liturgy and preaching at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He presents workshops at major Catholic conferences as well as parish retreats and missions. His current work is in the field of word and sacrament: the intersection of symbolic [...]

What is G‑d’s ultimate delight?

Menachem Av 25, 5775 · August 10, 2015​ What is G‑d’s ultimate delight? That a human soul will build portals of light so that the Creator’s presence may shine into His creation. The Ultimate Delight That a breath from His essence will pull herself out from the mud and turn to Him in love. That [...]