Blessed Alvaro liked to “visit” Mary by praying the rosary while walking or traveling to a specific Marian shrine or even simpler places with her image. During the years he lived in Rome, he discovered many lesser-known sanctuaries of popular devotion around the city.
God has always taken the first step in seeking our friendship. By being his friend, we learn how to be good friends of others. A new series on Christian life.
In this second meditation for the month of May, Monsignor Ocáriz recommends looking at Mary as a model of how to be a better friend.
Gospel for the solemnity of the Ascension (Cycle A), and commentary.
As we face a global health crisis, we may find ourselves feeling helpless or at a loss about the best ways to respond or react. What difference can one person really make to improve such a complex situation? The example of Joanna from Singapore shows that knowledge of one’s personal circumstances, a network of good friends, and a bit of initiative can go a long way.
Why didn't Jesus come down from the Cross with a miracle? Why is God allowing this pandemic? Rev. Professor Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti reflects on the relationship between science and faith and the existential questions raised by the events of recent months.