Heartbreak Hill

Daily exercise becomes a lesson in perseverance for Novice Josh and his running mate.

Come, Spirit of Elijah, in Jesus’ Name!

"I have seen the cave of Elijah," Chris Sparks recalls. "Its value is in what happened there, and who visited — the prophet, yes, but more importantly, God."

The Father of English History: St. Bede the Venerable

Historians and scholars around the world are indebted to the work of their patron saint: St. Bede the Venerable, priest and Doctor of the Church (feast day: May 25) and one of the most prolific and influential Catholic writers of the Middle Ages.

WACOM5 is here!

Please pray for the success of the much-delayed and long-anticipated fifth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM5), to be held in Apia, Samoa, May 20-26. The theme is: "Divine Mercy: The Ocean of Love that Envelops the Whole World."

Joking in the house

Novice Josh discovers that, when fellow members of the community joke around with each other, "It adds to my happiness."

Empty Tomb = Heaven in a Tabernacle

In the first of a new series, Chris Sparks reflects on his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land where, he discovers, "The reason why anyone visits the Holy Sepulcher at all is that it’s empty."

In the Mule-Steps of St. Damien of Moloka’i

On his feast day, May 10, recalling the Belgian priest's extraordinary 16-year ministry to the victims of Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in the untamed wilderness of a remote Hawaiian island.