Month: September 2016

  • Saint Teresa of Calcutta

    Mother Teresa of the Missionaries of Charity was canonized a saint by Pope Francis yesterday in Rome. I remember her 1997 death and her later-revealed witness as a “saint of darkness,” which made her even more fascinating to me. (Bishop Barron has a short reflection on this.) There’s this idea that the saints of any generation […]

  • Paths and practices

    Paths and practices

    Sharing another excerpt from Robert Barron’s The Strangest Way. Today’s is lengthier, concerning paths and practices of living. I’ve heard it said that the best poetry contains the essence of the things it describes. That’s what an education is meant to do as well—not merely convey information, but rather help the learner enter into a way of living…

  • Where are you staying?

    I’m spending my time in Quebec City reacquainting with friends and the city, which means I’ll continue sharing excerpts from Robert Barron’s The Strangest Way. Today’s excerpt asks, “Where are you staying?” The first words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John are addressed to two former disciples of John the Baptist: “What are you looking…

  • Where to find refuge

    I’m in Quebec City for the next few days. I’m here for two of my best friends who are being married at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame this evening. I won’t have much free time to write this weekend, so I’ll be sharing some excerpts from Robert Barron’s The Strangest Way. Barron offers beautiful and…

  • Rose, Lily, Sun, and Dove

    The rose, the lily, the sun and the dove, I loved them all once in the rapture of love. I love them no more, for my sole delight Is a maiden so slight, so bright and so white, Who, being herself the source of love, Is rose and lily and sun and dove. Rose, Lily,…