May 21, 2020
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Lessons from Saint George

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the universal Church celebrated the great feast of Saint George. Regarding his life, there are many unnecessary historical details. What stands sure, however, is that Saint George is not a myth but a very powerful and...

A Spiritual Art Museum?

In his First Letter to the Corinthians (1:1-3), St. Paul takes us to visit, so to speak, a “Spiritual Art Museum.” Our visit to this unusual museum invites us to look inside ourselves and admire the divine beauty and preciousness that we carry...

Our Highest Call

Saint Pope John Paul wrote that “the paths to holiness are personal and call for a genuine ‘training in holiness,’ adapted to people’s needs. This training must integrate the resources offered to everyone with both the traditional forms of...

Eucharist Makes Us Holier Persons

One of my favorite saints is Catherine of Siena, who lived in 14th century Italy. The youngest of 25 children, she refused to marry, as her parents wished, and instead entered the Dominican Order. Catherine became known for her great holiness and...

Satan Has Little Influence Over Those Who Remain Humble

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known to everyone as Mother Teresa, was not only a very holy woman; as founder of the Missionaries of Charity, she was also quite capable as an organizer and administrator.  On one occasion she arranged for some of...

Blessed Solanus Casey: A Life of Holy Humility

A major event in the history of the Archdiocese of Detroit will occur in two weeks: Venerable Solanus Casey will be beatified, or given the title “Blessed”—the final step before possibly being declared a saint. Even though he grew up in Wisconsin...

Will We Choose Holiness?

If it were up to you, as a patriotic American, would you choose for the United States to be the most militarily- powerful nation in the world, the wealthiest country, the most technologically-advanced nation, the most culturally-influential country...