Taking the Plunge

Brother Josh and a fellow Marian seminarian take the Polar Bear Plunge, and an opportunity to taste the “wild side” of our big, amazing Creator.

From Women's March to March for Life

As we anticipate the annual March for Life on Jan. 19, consider one woman's transition from pro-abortion activist to pro-life champion, demonstrating the influence of accurate, scientifically-based information, the contagious joy of the pro-life movement, and the power of prayer.

Day 1: Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis

Join us in our Novena to Blessed George Matulaitis, the "Renovator" of the Marians, as we pray for his canonization. Today is the first day, leading to his feast day on Jan. 27.

Hammer of the Arians: St. Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary of Poitiers, Doctor of the Church, whose feast we celebrate on Jan. 13, was a fourth-century pagan-turned-Christian who courageously defended Christ’s divinity against the Arian heretics.

A New Major

“Even if you only used psychology 50% of the time in pastoral ministry, that would be a good enough reason for me to major in it," Br. Josh, MIC, muses.

The Epiphany: Mary, Three Kings, and Three Herods

We celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord on Jan. 7. The word "epiphany" means manifestation and alternately, a sudden insight or revelation. What does it mean to us, as sons and daughters of Mary?

New Year's Resolution: Working out!

Brother Josh finds new meaning in the saying on the wall of the exercise room: “The PAIN you feel today is the STRENGTH you’ll feel tomorrow!”

Hallowed be the Name of Jesus!

On Jan. 3, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In fact, the entire month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name. Remember the Second Commandment and honor His Name!

The Theologian: St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Acclaimed “The Theologian,” St. Gregory of Nazianzus (feast day: Jan. 2) is remembered for defending Church teaching and leaving to the Church hundreds of his religious poems and letters. 

Luminary of the Church: St. Basil the Great

“Full of the hope and joy of faith, St. Basil the Great shows us how to be true Christians," wrote Pope Benedict XVI. We celebrate this Doctor of the Church on his feast day, Jan. 2.

Our Lady and Praying for Peace

Amidst these escalating struggles, our Blessed Mother cries out in the world for peace … but the world is not listening. She speaks to us especially on Jan. 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God and the World Day of Peace.