Acedia: Been There, Done That

ACEDIA: A common malady of the soul manifesting itself in despondency, depression, listlessness, a particular distate for spiritual things, and a distaste for life in...

A Little Boy and the Statue He Loved

Michael Dennis Kirby March 20, 1959 — November 25, 1998 When I was growing up, there was a statue of Saint Vincent de Paul in...

The Mission

WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY–FIFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR II MEMORIAL OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL, PRIEST Proverbs 30:5–9 Psalm 118:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163...

Saint Thérèse Couderc: Immensely Humble

September 26th is also the feast of Saint Thérèse Couderc (1805–1885), an old friend of mine. Immensely humble, the foundress of the Religious of Our...