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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.

"To light, to guard, to love, and guide"

The more we invite our Guardian Angels (feast day: Oct. 2) to act in our lives, the more freedom they have to maneuver.

The Little Flower: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

One of the most highly recognizable saints of the modern age, St. Thérèse of Lisieux (feast day: Oct. 1), died at 24 yet is a Doctor of the Church, sharing the designation with only four other women in Church history: Sts. Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila.

Honor St. Jerome and read your Bible!

On his feast day (Sept. 30), many we remember the instruction of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church, to “Read the divine Scriptures constantly; never let the sacred volume fall from your hand.”

Vows at last!

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, begins a weekly column on his formation journey, which began last year as "Novice Notes." 

Leading the charge: Archangels Three

We celebrate the Archangels on Sept. 29. Call on St. Michael for protection, St. Raphael for healing, and St. Gabriel for help spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Divine Mercy, to every heart.

Mass Attendance: A Wake-Up Call

A new study has found that just 17 percent of adult Catholics attends Mass at least once a week; prior to the pandemic, 24 percent did. What is going on? asks Chris Sparks.

Celebrate the priesthood – and pray for priests

This Priesthood Sunday, Sept. 24, a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priest as central to the life of the Church, give your parish priests a gift that keeps on giving — a Holy Hour for their intentions!

In the spirit of Padre Pio, pray the Rosary, and pray it well

What have you heard about Padre Pio, feast day Sept. 23? Maybe you heard that he could bi-locate, or that he had the wounds of Christ. But, asks Br. Eliot, MIC, have you heard about the great love of St. Pio of Pietrelcina for Mary, the Mother of God, and the Rosary?

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