Rejoicing in the Church Where Jesus Wept

Stephanie EngelmanHoly Land, Spiritual Reflections

As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They … Read More

Official Pilgrimages to Medjugorje Authorized, States Vatican Envoy

Stephanie EngelmanMedjugorje

“The devotion to Medjugorje is allowed,” confirmed Archbishop Hoser in a statement to Aleteia on Dec. 7, 2017. “It’s not prohibited, and need not be done in secret.” In February, Archbishop Henryk Hoser was chosen by Pope Francis to be a Papal Envoy to Medjugorje.  When he was assigned to this position, the Vatican clarified … Read More

Why Has the Blessed Mother Appeared in Medjugorje?

Ann VucicMedjugorje

On June 25, 2007, Our Lady gave the following message: “Dear children! Also today, with great joy in my heart, I call you to conversion.  Little children, do not forget that you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje.  God desires to convert the entire world and to call it … Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Subiaco, Italy

Stephanie EngelmanItaly

This coming spring, one of our pilgrimage groups will visit Subiaco, Italy. While this small town is often overlooked as a pilgrimage destination, it is well worth the short hour’s drive from Rome to see several historical and spiritual treasures. Sacro Speco Nestled in the hillside above the peaceful town, you’ll find Sacro Speco – … Read More

The Rosary: Prayer of Power and Consequence

Stephanie EngelmanItaly, Spiritual Reflections

The Rosary has a long and rich history. While it’s origins are often disputed, one thing those who pray the Rosary can agree with is this: it is a prayer of great power and consequence. From turning the winds to bring about victory in battle, to turning a satanist into a saint, this prayer of … Read More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Purgatory?

Stephanie EngelmanSpiritual Reflections

Purgatory is a teaching of the Catholic Church that is often maligned and misunderstood. However, this teaching is supported by scripture (see 2 Mac 12:45,1 Cor 3:12-15, and 2 Timothy 1:18 to name a few) and was supported by the Church fathers, including St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, and St. Jerome. So the question remains: How … Read More