Springtime sacraments – always a bouquet of grace. Even, Claire Dwyer learns, in the days of Polish Communist rule. As we celebrate Mercy with the Polish Saints, let’s remember what sufferings the Poles endured – and where their strength came from.
Janet Moore prays that St. Bartholomew will intercede for us in dark and evil times and help us remain strong and steadfast in our trials.
Mary Lou Rosien muses, “I have always believed I was raising saints. It occurred to me lately that I may be raising martyrs.”
Of all the images circulated across news outlets in late February of 21 Coptic Egyptian men martyred by Islamist…
In the beginning of the spiritual life, even if I live a devout, disciplined, ascetic lifestyle, I still fall into the scapegoat trap. It is a trap that in the end focuses on ourselves, our actions, our devotions and effort. I am at the front and centre, not God.