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Our Mutual Friend, St. Thérèse

On Oct. 15, Pope Francis issued an “apostolic exhortation” on St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Brother Ryan, MIC, explains that it contains a summary of Thérèse’s main teachings, as well as some general thoughts on how these teachings remain pertinent for us today.

David and Goliath

“Planned Parenthood has just committed $35 million to getting this amendment to change Ohio’s constitution to permit unregulated abortion passed," Kimberley Hahn told Br. Josh and attendees at the event. "This is a David-versus-Goliath battle, and we happen to be David. We want to let the stones fly!”

The Magnificent Eight: the North American Martyrs

Eight missionaries, sent to proclaim the Gospel to the Huron people in North America, suffered terrible martyrdom at the hands of the Iroquois. We celebrate them on Oct. 19. Here, in brief, is the story of St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues, and their companions.

Saint Luke, the Beloved Physician

Want to know and love the Blessed Virgin Mary? Turn to St. Luke the Evangelist, whose feast day we celebrate on Oct. 18. His Gospel recorded some of the most important Marian moments in Scripture.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Without a doubt, our Savior commissioned St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (feast day: Oct. 16) to spread devotion to His Heart, all aflame with love, as the healing remedy for a world full of cold hearts and broken hearts.

Mystic, author, poet: St. Teresa of Ávila

Pope Benedict XVI called St. Teresa of Ávila (feast day: Oct. 15) “one of the peaks of Christian spirituality.” Noted for her writings, holiness,  reforms to the Carmelite Order, and mystical visions, St. Teresa belongs to that elite group of only four female Doctors of the Church.

The Book of Nature

The Marian Fathers are blessed with an abundance of vocations. But what is life like for a Marian seminarian? Brother Josh, MIC, a second-year seminarian at the Marian House of Studies in Steubenville, Ohio, presents the fourth column in a new weekly series on his formation journey, which began last year as "Novice Notes." 

War, again: Pray the Rosary for Life and Peace

Please pray for peace. If you can, pray the Rosary every day for peace in the world. A well-prayed Rosary can be done in 20 minutes. You can do so much good for so many souls with a daily Rosary for peace, even if you don’t see the direct fruits in your own life. 

Join the Rosary Confraternity at the National Shrine!

A branch of the worldwide Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary will be established at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy on Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (or Our Lady of Victory). And you are encouraged to enroll!

Newbie Seminarian Chaos!

The Marian Fathers are blessed with an abundance of vocations. But what is life like for a Marian seminarian? Brother Josh, MIC, a second-year seminarian at the Marian House of Studies in Steubenville, Ohio, presents the third column in a new weekly series on his formation journey, which began last year as "Novice Notes." 

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Divine Mercy Message

One of the principal intentions of the personal prayers of St. Francis of Assisi (feast day: Oct. 4) should sound familiar to Divine Mercy apostles. This is no surprise.

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