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Two Hearts to Love

Bri CampbellLast Updated: June 9th, 2021Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Humankind has an obsession with the heart. “But don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart…” “And my heart will go on and on…” “You’ll be in my heart…” “Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame…” “Don’t go breaking my heart…” “Listen to your heart…” Songs for ages have revolved around the heart – … Read More

Carrying Christ Within You

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: June 2nd, 2021Holy Land, Spiritual Reflections

When we celebrated the feast of the Visitation on Monday, we heard in the Gospel about Mary’s journey to visit her cousin Elizabeth.  After hearing news of her cousin’s pregnancy, Mary set off in haste to visit her relative. “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb,” and then she said, “Most … Read More

Mother of the Church

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 26th, 2021Saints

On Monday of this week, we celebrated a world-wide feast for only the fourth time ever – the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.  Though the idea and basic theology of Mary as Mother of the Church have been around since at least the 4th century, it wasn’t until 2018 that Pope Francis elevated … Read More

Living Like the First Pentecost

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 20th, 2021Spiritual Reflections

The city of Santiago de Compostela has been looking forward to 2021 since the end of 2010 for a very important reason – it is the next Holy Year (Jubilee) of Santiago! These Jubilee years occur whenever the Feast of St. James (July 25th) falls on a Sunday. The next time this will happen will be 2027.

The Greatest Belgian Lived in Hawaii

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Saints

The city of Santiago de Compostela has been looking forward to 2021 since the end of 2010 for a very important reason – it is the next Holy Year (Jubilee) of Santiago! These Jubilee years occur whenever the Feast of St. James (July 25th) falls on a Sunday. The next time this will happen will be 2027.

The Dignity of Work

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Saints, Spiritual Reflections

This past year has brought a lot of attention to a most beloved and humble saint. In the midst of a confusing pandemic, declining affiliation with the faith, and overall detriment of the family unit, what better saint could we have called upon than the Protector of the Holy Church, Pillar of Families, and Terror … Read More

In My Room with St. Catherine

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Domestic Church, Ebooks

This article is an excerpt from our eBook Homes, Hobbies, & Holiness: Living with the Saints in your Domestic Church. When I was younger, my bedroom was often where I went to escape the rest of the world.  Through imaginative play, it could be my castle, rocket ship, or little house on the prairie. I … Read More

Walk this Way

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Camino de Santiago

In 2010, Pope Benedict visited Santiago de Compostela, the resting place of St. James the Greater, Apostle of Jesus, and the destination of thousands of pilgrims each year.  He was one of a record number of pilgrims to visit that year.  This record occurred because it was the most recent Holy Year, which is celebrated … Read More

What is a Pilgrimage?

Tekton MinistriesLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Pilgrims' Stories, Travel Alerts

Merriam Webster defines a pilgrimage as “a journey of a pilgrim,” especially: “one (journey) to a shrine or a sacred place.”  The first known use of the word ‘pilgrimage’ was in the 14th century, but the action of taking a pilgrimage had already existed for millennia at that point. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Abraham was … Read More

A Week Full of Easters

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: May 13th, 2021Italy, Spiritual Reflections

He is Risen. He is Risen indeed! This week we celebrate the Octave of Easter – 8 days of feasting and rejoicing. Each of these days is treated as another Easter Sunday. At daily Mass, everyone proclaims the Gloria and Alleluia, as on other solemnities. No fasting is allowed, and the usual practice of abstaining … Read More

Locked in with Christ

Krista BehringerLast Updated: April 1st, 2021Holy Land, Pilgrims' Stories

How many different occasions has someone shouted, “stay awake” or “don’t fall asleep?” If you find yourself blessed with the opportunity to spend the night inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and accidentally fall asleep, you may hear plenty of voices in several different languages ordering you to either sit up straight … Read More

The “Yes” that Saved the World

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: March 29th, 2021Holy Land, Saints

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14 This is the verse before the Gospel we hear at Mass today. It is also one we hear during Christmastide – both at the Christmas Mass during the day and the Second Sunday after Christmas (when the Epiphany isn’t celebrated that day). … Read More

Protector of Holy Church, Pray for Us

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 29th, 2021Saints

I don’t think it’s any sort of exaggeration to say that we are living in some very confusing times. Between the “new normal” of the pandemic, political tensions, riots, and media-touted gender and reproductive ideologies, it’s rare to live a day without some sort of stressor or anger-inducing blurb eating away the God-given peace of … Read More

Called to Serve in Every Vocation

Andrea JoinesLast Updated: March 29th, 2021Italy, Saints

But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the … Read More

Seeing a Need and Answering a Call

Krista BehringerLast Updated: March 10th, 2021Saints

As we are today, it seems that humanity has always existed through struggles. Wars, famine, civil unrest, natural disasters, and epidemics seem to have always been a part of daily living. Many in the wake are left in destitute situations and have become solely dependent upon others for help. I love reading about our Catholic … Read More