To Mary, through St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

The passion and zeal of the patron saint of preachers, St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (feast day: April 28) lit a fire in a young Karol Wojtyia, the future Pope St. John Paul II.

The ‘Father of Scholasticism’: St. Anselm of Canterbury

Hailed as the “Augustine of the Middle Ages” and the “Father of Scholasticism,” St. Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (feast day, April 21) is considered the foremost theologian of his age. He is famous for saying, “For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand.”

Battles of Wits

A game of "peg solitaire" at Cracker Barrel proves a test of skill for the Marian novices and their master, reports Novice Josh.

On location: Divine Mercy Weekend 2023!

Check in here for regular updates from the celebration of Divine Mercy Weekend at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, April 15 and 16.

Divine Mercy devotion confirmed

"Father Kaz sat with us novices at a long table in Stockbridge," Novice Josh reports. "He had many stories about Divine Mercy to tell, and they were gripping."

The Raising of the Temple

"Behold! The Temple is raised anew / For all to worship with spirit true." Brother Stephen J., MIC, offers a poetic reflection for the Easter Season.

A week to pray for enemies, as well as friends

It’s Holy Week. Good Friday looms. And we’re caught in the same maelstrom of history we’ve been in for some time now, with huge headlines every single day, it seems. It’s a good time to remember how Jesus shows us the purpose of our life as Christians — not in worldly pursuit of power, revenge, or wealth, but in self-sacrificing love for God and neighbor. 

'A Huge Hug from Heaven'

Michelle has always known that God, Our Lady, and the Communion of Saints watch over her and her loved ones, but the discovery of the envelope was “an incredible gift” from “Mom or God or both” that reminded her that she is never alone.