Category: Saints

St. Nicholas and the Byzantine Monks of Northern California

“There are many stories of St. Nicholas coming to the aid of the poor in his own lifetime, even raising from death those who suffered under great evil. Among the monks, there are men who also have been raised up by Christ to begin the discipline of the Christian life anew.” – Dr. Anthony Lilles

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St. Benedict and Obedience

“How do you allow obedience to set you free in your daily life?” Fr. Derek Sakowski offers a reflection on obedience and the rule of St. Benedict.

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St. John Paul II and Pastoral Ministry as a Gift

“We all know how important the Totus Tuus Marian consecration was to JP II.  But what’s striking here is what he identifies as the most pressing reason for him to make this total entrustment to our Lady.  He wants to be sure in ministry that he truly receives others as a gift.” – Fr. Ignatius Schweitzer

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Joseph, Mary and Me

“A force pulled us back. It felt like landing on an airplane, that sudden shift in speed and the pulling back feeling. I found myself saying “I can’t believe it” as I watched his truck, and then the trailer, merge into our lane yet never touching us.” – Debra Black

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