THE SECOND READINGS OF WEEKS 27-33, YEAR B, FROM THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS
Young and old may never have heard of Abraham Dee Bartlett, but his life story makes for a delightful children’s book.
“Catholics and Protestants together, who are shaped by the gospel values of the kingdom, are reminded in Francis that they have much more in common than whatever differences might have been important years ago.”
October 4, 2015
Newspaper op-ed columnist Caryn Sullivan tells inspiring stories — her own and those of others — injecting the wisdom that came from life events that “pummeled like a boxer in the ring,” absorbing the punches and moving forward to better.
October 2, 2015
St. Francis was born in Assisi, Umbria, Italy, in 1182 to Christian parents, his father, Pietro, and his mother, Pica. His baptismal name was Giovanni. After Pietro, a wealthy textile merchant, returned from a business trip to France, he added the name Francesco. Francesco was a fun-loving young lad, quite popular, and a troubadour. He and his many friends merrily romped about the countryside singing and enjoying each other’s company.
September 29, 2015
Our baptismal call to Christian holiness or becoming a saint has never been about perfection or impeccability, but instead striving each day, however imperfectly, to grow in Christian virtue by choosing God’s will over our own in loving God and our neighbor as our self.
September 26, 2015
More Legend than History. There is very little accurate historical information about Sts. Cosmas and Damian, but their legend has been popular and revered over the centuries. As the story goes, Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers, born in Arabia sometime in the early to mid-Third Century.