Beatitude: The Bliss of Blessedness

Lourdes is the spiritual capital of the poor, the hungry, and of those who weep. The coincidence of today’s Gospel with the memorial of the...

Looks Brought Into Subjection to Grace

This “looker” is my three year old nephew, Michael Colin Kirby. “We must edify others by the sweetness of Jesus. A soft answer turneth away...

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....