Families, Vocations, and Sacraments, Oh My!

No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.  Pope Francis, Message for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations As my fellow aspirants and I finished the last fundraising […]

What Joy!

St. Augustine once wrote, “To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”   It is with great joy that one of my fellow The Labouré Society aspirants from the Winter class crossed the cloister threshold and entered Bethlehem Monastery of […]

Resolution of the Eternal Kind

Many people made resolutions for the coming year – eat less, exercise more, spend more time with family, perhaps work for that promotion or new job, or spend more time in prayer and attend the sacraments more frequently.  No matter what your resolutions might be, or perhaps you didn’t make any, one that should be […]

Notable Quotes

What do you seek, pilgrims? Each one of us here must ask himself this question. But you above all, since you have your life ahead of you. I invite you to decide definitively the direction of your way. With the very words of Christ, I ask you: “What do you seek”? (Jn 1:38). Do you […]