With St. Joseph, let's get to work!

May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, provides a perfect opportunity to re-examine the degree to which we infuse our daily tasks with dignity, using St. Joseph as our model.

A super saint: St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

Saint Catherine of Siena, whose feast we celebrate on April 29, is a super saint. Not only was she a stigmatist, theologian, philosopher, mystic, and helper to the poor and suffering, but she was also a highly esteemed political ambassador utilized by popes!

A Conversion: Part 1

Novice Josh recalls, "We were gathered in the upstairs novice classroom with Fr. Jim when he told us the big news. 'Mac is entering the Catholic Church on Monday.'"

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Happy Easter! Go forth in holiness!

Happy Easter! The knowledge that the Father wants to raise each of us up with Christ gives us great cause for rejoicing, but it doesn't give us a magic wand. We have to respond.