Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift between mother and child that reflects the nourishing nature of God. It's a very grand work. Literally nourishing another person with your body! In fact, it's an image of the Eucharist. Who else gave His body to feed us? Who else's body do we literally feast on and put at the center of our faith and our lives? Jesus!
Since 2005, when Fall Out Boy's second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree, came out, I've held a theory that bassist Pete Wentz, and possibly frontman Patrick Stump, has some sort of relationship with Catholicism. There's never been any explicit mentions of Catholicism in their music to lead me to believe this nor did … Continue reading The Church of the Outcasts
Pope Francis has declared this year to be the year of Saint Joseph, patron of workers, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus. Joseph often gets overlooked because of his more famous family members. Also, not a word of his is recorded in Scripture! He is the definition of the strong, silent type. But he’s … Continue reading Can St. Joseph Help You With Your Catholic Dating Journey?
While there are plenty of people without this patronage that live lives of great sorrow, there are certainly also people under this patronage [Our Lady of Sorrows] who have lived sad lives. My great-grandmother, Mary Dolores (whose name means “bitterness and sorrow” and is a common way to honor Mary under her title of Our … Continue reading Sorrowful Name, Sorrowful Child?
King David was one of the most emotional men in the Bible. And he wasn’t afraid of it! He leaned totally into his wild emotional states and gave us the majority of the psalms of canon, ranging from ecstatic praise to deep despair. Here are 12 of the most depressing, emo psalms in the Bible. … Continue reading Twelve Emo Psalms
At the last moment, the other Jesuit fell ill and could not go on mission. St. Ignatius decided to send FX in his place. He was overjoyed and finally shared his long-held desire with Ignatius. When Ignatius questioned him for not sharing this desire earlier, FX answered that he was offering his will for the Divine Will and didn't want his personal desires to interfere...
A miracle involving Andrew the Scot also happened at Fiesole. The daughter of a nobleman was paralyzed and doctors were unable to help her. Her father asked Andrew to pray for her. Andrew went to the girl, knelt beside her couch, and told her to stand for Jesus had healed her. The girl did just … Continue reading St. Andrew the Scot
To attend seminary, Pius X was granted a scholarship. While there, he excelled at classics, philosophy, and theology. He was then ordained a priest and further studied St. Thomas Aquinas and canon law. He restored the church at Salzano and expanded the hospital by begging for the funds and also laboring to make the money. … Continue reading Pope St. Pius X
Bernard, what to say about him. My favorite thing about this great saint is that he composed my favorite prayer, the Memorare: Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.Inspired by this confidence, I fly … Continue reading St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Emily refused her father's plans for her to marry, as she was certain her vocation laid elsewhere. She successfully convinced her father to build a convent for her, instead. This was the first of the Dominican regular tertiaries and Emily became abbess when she was only twenty years old. However, she was elected prioress against … Continue reading Bl. Emily Bicchieri