Articles in Formation

St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Made for Communion

Even in seasons of loneliness, we were made to live with and for others. God provides the means to serve him through a community. What will the coming months bring? Ever since Covid, it seems to me that everything has shifted, that I am like a boat cut loose from its...

Friends: St. Vincent de Paul and St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Vincent had many friends, but two friends stand out: St. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, and St. Jane Frances de Chantal, co-foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Saint Mary.

Heavens Tell the Story of God

What does it mean that Mary is the Queen of Creation?


No matter how you arrive at the role of caregiver, whether suddenly or gradually, there is a spiritual component to caregiving.

Friendship within the Church

Jesus says aloud what the disciples are sensing, “My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.”  He speaks to them tenderly.  He wants his last gestures and words etched on their hearts:   “I give you a new commandment:   love one another; as I have...

Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5)

Fifth Sunday of Easter (C), April 28, 2013 - Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5a; Jn. 13:31-33a, 34-35 God is beauty ever ancient and ever new, confesses St. Augustine.  Following this Augustinian example and guided by “God is love,” we can profess that God is love that is...

Listening to Jesus and following him

It was winter.  Jesus was walking through the portico of Solomon, one of the outdoor galleries surrounding the large esplanade of the Temple.  This portico, in particular, was a place frequented by people since it was apparently protected from the wind by a wall. ...

At dawn

Recorded in the epilogue of John’s gospel is an account of the risen Jesus’ meeting with his disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  It is written at the same time that Christians are living difficult moments of trial and persecution:  some are renouncing their...

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