The Shrine of the Volto Santo at Capodimonte

Local sanctuaries and regional pilgrimages abound in Italy. At the origin of most of them is a miraculous event or special grace. The foundational event...

A Pilgrim Monk

Cistercians celebrated today the memorial of Blessed Corrado (Conrad) of Bavaria. Born in 1105, Conrad was the son of Henry the Black, Duke of Bavaria....

Tacere et Adorare — Be Still and Adore

Today’s reflection on beseeching reminded me that I wanted to present one of Rome’s loveliest churches for beseeching and for adoring: San Claudio on the...

Da nobis quaesumus

Friday of the Fifth Week of the Year I Mark 7:31–37 Mediators and Intercessors “And they brought to Him one deaf and dumb; and they...

Newman on Friendship and Love

It seems to me that this sermon, preached on the feast of Saint John the Apostle, sheds some light on the way the Venerable Servant...