Happy Feast! Blessed Pope John Paul II

Happy Feast! Today we remember Blessed Pope John Paul II. It would be two years after his death before I would enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, but I remember watching scenes from his funeral and the activities surrounding his death on television. And, as I watched, I remember being struck with a […]

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 […]

Mary Magdalene, Dominicans, and Fruit Tarts

What do these things have in common? More than you might think. Yesterday, July 22nd, was the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, or rather it would have been, had it not been superseded by the solemnity of Sunday. In any case, as Mary Magdalene was so dear to our Lord and, in fact, was the […]