The Feeble and the Fantastical Imaginations

Brother Josh, MIC, ponders the various arguments for and against the existence of God, and the study of metaphysics suddenly becomes entertaining.

All are welcome at Mass!

It's Thanksgiving. We Catholics don’t say nearly often enough that everyone’s welcome at Mass, says Chris Sparks. It's time to ask ourselves: Who do we know who, if we asked them right now, would gladly attend Mass with us? Who do we know who probably doesn’t attend Mass because they’ve been made to feel unwelcome? 

Welcome to "Inspectio Cordis," a new weekly web series

A new weekly web series on Fridays by Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces us to the meditations for Sundays by the Marian Founder. The goal is to allow Jesus to gaze into your heart and teach you self-examination, leading you to a more fruitful reception of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, where there is a true encounter of our hearts with His Sacred Heart.

The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Nov. 21, the Feast of Mary’s Presentation in the Temple, let us remember to call upon the Blessed Virgin in all our needs, strive to imitate her evangelical virtues, and follow her example of complete trust and surrender to God.

The First "Why?"

"Ask 'why' long enough and you would come to the original 'why' for the first thing’s existence," Br. Josh, MIC, discovers. "This is Professor Plato’s 'ultimate goal.'"

Scotland's medieval supermom: St. Margaret

St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland (feast day: Nov. 16) was a beloved figure, wise, virtuous, benevolent, and pious; a mother of eight, including a future king and saint; a ruler who cared for the poor and launched an ecclesiastical reform that led to wider practice of the Catholic faith.

Meet the Marians: Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC

Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC

Formator of Marian Seminarians, Steubenville, Ohio

Father Thaddaeus Lancton was born as the youngest son to a Catholic family of five on February 22, 1987, in Houston, TX.

Mercy and Mary work together

The title of our province is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, whose feast day is Nov. 16. That title for Mary is also known by the alternative names: Our Lady of Vilnius, Ostra Brama (Polish) or Ausris Vrtai (Lithuanian). The full title is “Our Lady of Mercy of the Dawn Gate.”

Albert, Bishop and Doctor, a truly 'Great' saint

From St. Albert the Great (feast day: Nov. 15), we learn the importance of being relentless in our pursuit of the truth and our holy obligation to share that truth with others.

Soldier for Christ: St. Martin of Tours

May we be men and women of great prayer and service, as St. Martin of Tours was, whose feast we celebrate Nov. 11 - coincidentally, Veterans Day.

Logic, unlocked

 "If I enjoy the sight of a beautiful landscape, that gives me happiness," Br. Josh, MIC, learns. "If my mind arrives at a truth, this gives happiness.”