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The amount of prayer involved in creating this beautiful bedding practically guarantees a serene and peaceful sleep.In Verdun, where one of the longest battles of World War I took place, the Carmelite nuns pray for permanent peace. But as with any monastic community, they must live off their own labors. So in between hours of Read More…
Author: Marie Le Goaziou
Posted: March 30, 2017, 10:00 pm
How to identify toxic people, and what to do when you feel tied to one.It starts innocently enough; your initial get togethers are fun, maybe even refreshingly different from your other friendships. But at some point, you start feeling badly. Maybe your friend starts to downplay the things you say (your ideas, your concerns, your triumphs), and Read More…
Author: Jola Szymanska
Posted: March 30, 2017, 7:00 pm
Pope’s historic decision said to be based on wanting to attract more faithfulVATICAN CITY — In an unprecedented change, Pope Francis has decided to move the traditional Roman Corpus Christi procession from Thursday to Sunday, Italian media is reporting. The candlelight Eucharistic procession traditionally begins after Holy Mass at the basilica of St. John Lateran, travels along Rome’s via Merulana, Read More…
Author: Diane Montagna
Posted: March 30, 2017, 6:25 pm
Beware of following fantasies and false idols, for only God loves us like a father, says pope.VATICAN CITY — Today Pope Francis issued a warning about handing our minds and hearts over to idols that ultimately enslave us, saying God “weeps for us” when we distance ourselves from his love. The Holy Father suggested we ask: “Does God weep for me? Is God Read More…
Author: Diane Montagna
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:25 pm
Skipping meat this week? Try a unique pesto dish or satisfying curry.We’ve come across some pretty fantastic and nourishing meatless meals during our weekly recipe round-ups in this season of Lent, like pinto bean tacos, Irish smoked salmon and egg boxty, and butternut, sweet potato and red lentil stew. While giving up meat is certainly still a Read More…
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 pm
Defiant Sister Maria Restituta was the only religious sister sentenced to death by a Nazi courtSister Maria Restituta began Lent of 1942 under arrest. She was taken on Ash Wednesday. Her crime: “hanging crucifixes.” She was sentenced to death. The following year, on Tuesday of Holy Week, she was executed. May 1, 1894, was a Read More…
Author: Larry Peterson
Posted: March 30, 2017, 3:00 pm
An antiques expert spotted the ancient vessel, which was being used as a planter for over a century.For the last 100 years visitors to Blenheim Palace, a historic country house (and birthplace of Winston Churchill) in Oxfordshire, England, may — or may not — have noticed what appeared to be a decorative planter on the estate’s Read More…
Author: Zelda Caldwell
Posted: March 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
What an only child learned from his wife's childhood vacations.As an only child, traveling always seemed like a breeze for my family when I was growing up. Only one kid to worry about packing for, keeping occupied on long road trips, and (most importantly), keeping track of en route to the destination. When I married my Read More…
Author: Tommy Tighe
Posted: March 30, 2017, 1:00 pm
The joy of Easter is almost here, but before that we must accompany Jesus in his Passion.Traditionally the final two weeks of Lent in the Roman Rite are used as an immediate preparation for the sorrowful events of the Easter drama. It is a period of time to focus more and more on the Passion Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: March 30, 2017, 12:00 pm
Volunteers, gathered for pro-life march, collect and distribute food and water instead.There’s more than one way to affirm the sanctity of life, and pro-life activists in flood-ravaged Peru demonstrated that last weekend. When devastating floods and mudslides in Peru left hundreds of thousands stranded without basic necessities, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima decided to Read More…
Author: Zelda Caldwell
Posted: March 30, 2017, 11:00 am
Photo of the Day: March 30, 2017BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK – MARCH 15, 2017: A painting depicting Jesus Christ with a weapon’s laser red dot on his forehead and US military drones is seen in the lobby inside street artist Banksy’s newly opened Walled Off hotel in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Secretive British street artist Read More…
Author: Aleteia Image Department
Posted: March 30, 2017, 9:00 am
All you need is bear fat, wheat straw ash, and patience.That Renaissance woman of the Middle Ages, Hildegard of Bingen, was a theologian, playwright, composer, and scientist. Along with her extensive writings of visionary theology, she also had many treatments for illness under her belt. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed her a Doctor of Read More…
Author: J-P Mauro
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
Mass is actually a good place to teach children that sometimes gratification must be delayed, which is an important lesson for life.Katrina, I need some moral support ending snacks during Mass for my toddler. I would like to phase out bringing snacks, but do you think my son (he’s 2-and-a-half) will understand that he can’t Read More…
Author: Katrina Fernandez
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
Food and water is there for those who are suffering, but military blocks the way. See our photo galleryWar, drought and disease are conspiring against the people of South Sudan. The United Nations has declared parts of the country a famine zone. But as bad as the situation is, it is only a part of a Read More…
Author: John Burger
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
Decide to finish out Lent strong and get ready for a truly happy Easter. It’s still Lent, just in case you—like me—keep forgetting. I’m not very good at Lent. In fact, I’m terrible at it. There’s really just one reason why: I’ve got this idea that Lent doesn’t count unless I make one HUGE sacrifice Read More…
Author: Calah Alexander
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
'A Man Called Ove,' 'When Breath Becomes Air,' and other worthwhile reads from the New York Times Best Sellers list.You know the feeling: You’re at a dinner party and your friends are raving about the latest best-selling book, but you have nothing to contribute because you haven’t read it yet. Well, spring is a great Read More…
Author: Karen Beattie
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
St John of the Cross
Author: Aleteia
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
A strange woman comes into the picture, and Rachel discovers that even priests harbor guilt, and must work out their penance.Continued from Chapter 31… Rachel’s Contrition CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO Join the discussion on Facebook!     Sinclair steps from the car, his face drawn and tired, but his manners cordial. “You’re looking more rested. Are you feeling Read More…
Author: Michelle Buckman
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
The Catalonian philosopher Francesc Torralba on the indispensable role of the Catholic intellectualThe proper place of the intellectual is far from being an ivory tower. Catholic intellectuals, moreover, have a specific responsibility for “deciphering the meaning of the present” and “fighting cynicism in all its forms.” These are only two of the ten indispensable tasks of Read More…
Author: Miriam Diez Bosch
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
It was a hard lesson, but St Hugh finally found the peace of accepting that God would work through him.The Christian call to humility is a difficult one. For those who are extremely talented, good-looking, and well-liked, the challenge is to be more aware of flaws and of the fact that all that is good comes Read More…
Author: Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
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