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Photo of the Day - May 28, 2017Cpl. Colton Duran returns home to his wife Cathia at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. When the Marines finally arrived and fell out of formation, Cathia burst out of the crowd and reached her Marine first, jumping into his arms and wrapping her legs around Read More…
Author: Aleteia Image Department
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The bodies of these holy saints were miraculously preserved after death, preparing them for the glory of the resurrection.The natural decomposition that occurs after death can happen faster or slower, depending on the circumstances, but inevitably, as the priest says on Ash Wednesday (quoted from the book of Genesis), “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
Of course "he's not there, anymore..." but the lessons remain.Katrina, My stepmom drives me crazy. She’s a wonderful woman and I love her to pieces but every time she comes over to my apartment she has to make a comment about the crucifix I have in the living room. She says it really bothers her Read More…
Author: Katrina Fernandez
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
Venerating the relics of St. Pio was a real reminder that we are the Body of Christ.One day when I was in the 2nd grade, I managed to jam a splinter from the lunch benches under my thumbnail. It went in past the quick, with no easy way to pull it out. Back in the Read More…
Author: Joanne McPortland
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
It is always the right day, and a good time, to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for our mothers.  [On May 14, the United States celebrated Mother’s Day, and today our French cousins honor their mothers in a similar way. Our publisher Pierre-Marie Dumont has composed a heartfelt and insightful prayer for the day. We Read More…
Author: Pierre-Marie Dumont
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
Jesus has a long history of helping out fishermen. The Church in her wisdom desires to sanctify every facet of life, including our professions and hobbies. Not surprisingly, one such endeavor that the Church has provided blessings for is the relaxing recreational activity of fishing. Jesus knew the activity very well and called fishermen to Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
Our May tour of Rome's Madonnas brings us to the square of the Trevi Fountain.We continue with our daily tour this month through a particular artistic expression of Marian devotion: Rome’s “Madonnelle” (“little Madonnas”). These are images of Mary—some of them miraculous—scattered throughout the streets and alleyways of the city. They are the object of much popular devotion. Follow Read More…
Author: Marinella Bandini
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
Her wisdom about what makes life worth living is as true now as it ever was.Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books about growing up in the 1870s and 1880s describe a life that was vastly different than ours. Her stories of childhood before the technological age all center around neighborhood dances, Pa’s after-dinner Read More…
Author: Father Michael Rennier
Posted: May 28, 2017, 4:00 am
At the age of 69, he “passed away peacefully in his home in Savannah, Georgia”, according to a statement published on the artist’s website.Gregg Allman, the singer, musician, songwriter and Southern Rock pioneer, died Saturday 27th, at the age of 69. A statement published on his Facebook Artist Page reads: “It is with deep sadness Read More…
Author: Daniel Esparza
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:43 pm
Our May tour of Rome's Little Madonnas brings us to the humble Virgin as she watches over the rulers of the world.We continue with our daily tour this month through a particular artistic expression of Marian devotion: Rome’s “Madonnelle” (“little Madonnas”). These are images of Mary—some of them miraculous—scattered throughout the streets and alleyways of the city. Read More…
Author: Marinella Bandini
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
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Author: Aleteia
Posted: May 27, 2017, 8:00 am
The Ascension contains a promise. The challenge is choosing to accept it.As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, Read More…
Author: Brother Silas Henderson, SDS
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Photo of the Day, May 27, 2017A pilgrim venerates the body of Padre Pio in a part-glass coffin in the crypt of the old Church of St. Mary of Grace at San Giovanni Rotondo in the Apulia region in southern Italy on April 24, 2008. He died on September 23, 1968 at the age of Read More…
Author: Aleteia Image Department
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
What should we do when the other person wants us to accept them, but their behavior is just plain wrong?In today’s fast-paced world, where most people are more likely to be looking at their phones than making eye contact, simply stopping, listening, and seeing – truly seeing – is a gesture that goes a long Read More…
Author: Dominika Wernio
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
A child's natural impulse sheds new light on a treasured Bible story and the Catholic faith.[Editor’s note: In response to Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble‘s lovely reflection on One key reason why Catholics honor Mary, a reader offered us this insightful reflection. Jesus did tell us to learn from the little children! Articles like this remind us Read More…
Author: Aleteia
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
The music video is pretty sweet.Since appearing at World Youth Day 2016, in Krakow, Libera has been in the recording studio. Now, just before they embark upon their tour of Japan, they release Hope, which contains this tender recording of “Salve Regina.” The 14 tracks include traditional sacred works such as “Hymn to Mary” and Read More…
Author: J-P Mauro
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
The founder of the first parochial school system in the U.S. was known for his childlike gentleness.From an early age Saint John Neumann wanted to become a missionary in the New World. He was a quiet boy in his native Bohemia, but had big dreams for his future. Neumann studied vigorously in school and by Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
If humor isn’t precisely a divine gift, it might be close.The case of Norman Cousins has always fascinated me. Long editor of the (alas) defunct Saturday Review, Cousins was told he had but a few months to live from an especially virulent variety of arthritis. He promptly scrapped his gloomy doctor, found another to his liking, Read More…
Author: Russell E. Saltzman
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:00 am
A new type of setting for the hymn to Mary.There is a new show making waves in Europe called M Stabat Mater. The work is closer to ballet than opera, but incorporates a chamber performance with passages of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, from which the dance piece gets its name. Pergolesi wrote many Baroque operas and Read More…
Author: J-P Mauro
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:00 pm
Interview with the Head of Vatican Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò, at the Cannes Film Festival.Something new happened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Among those in attendance was the man to whom Pope Francis has entrusted the task of unifying and reforming Vatican Communications, Monsignor Dario Viganò. As journalists and representatives from the cinema world have pointed out, it was Read More…
Author: Jesús Colina
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:26 pm
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