Restless Heart

Upon my conversion to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, one of the first saints I wanted to learn about was St. Augustine.  Why?  Well, quite simply, he’s my birthday saint.  Since then, I’ve been greatly encouraged and edified by this Doctor of the Church.  His life is one to which many of […]

Childlike Confidence

I love watching children.  No one can remind me of profound truths like my nieces and nephews.  They see the world with great simplicity and wonder and have such confidence in their parents.  Seeing a mother or father interact with their child is beautiful.  Yes, I realize children are not angels, but what is amazing to […]

Happy Feast! Our Holy Father Dominic…

Today is the feast day of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers.  So, how much do you know about this Preacher of Grace?  St. Dominic’s legacy began prior to his birth.  After the birth of her first two sons, St. Dominic’s mother, Bl. Jane of Aza, went to the Monastery in Silos and […]

Two Months Down, Only Five More To Go

I am now a little over two months into my class term with the Laboure Society and already it has been quite the journey.  I have been surprised and humbled by the generosity of close friends and strangers alike.  As a result, since June, approximately $3,000 has been given or pledged to the Laboure Society […]

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Did you know the Dominican Order has its own Rite?  The Dominican Rite goes back to the 13th century, almost to the founding of the Order.  This makes the Dominican Rite older than the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  To this day, the Dominicans are still permitted to maintain and celebrate the Mass according […]

St. Alphonsus of Liguori…Patron of Vocations

Today is the feast day of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  A prodigy child, St. Alphonsus obtained degrees in canon and civil law and began a highly successful lawy career in Naples.  But the more St. Alphonsus became successful in the world, the more disillusioned he became with it.  Eventually, he refused an arranged marriage and, after a lengthy discernment period, and […]