“We wanted to go back to the essence of the message of the habit: we are one with the people around us.”
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Do you know who the “artist suffering the visually illiterate” is? How about the “two determined liturgists”?
Pope Francis says today’s society “is increasingly showing its need of mercy” and described Benedictine monasteries “as oases of spirituality” where people can obtain that mercy.
For today’s Solemnity of Saint Benedict, we offer this reflection on the monastic vocation and profession.
This letter of the CDF under Francis is a new appraisal of the role given to the movements by his two predecessors.
The Stella Maris Chapel, dedicated to Mary, Star of the Sea, sits tantalizingly within sight across the lake from the Abbey Guest House. It seems to be situated just around the corner…except, let us not forget that we are in Minnesota. Not only are there a lot of lakes, but there are a lot of big lakes.
In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations released yesterday by the Vatican, Pope Francis drew a comparison between the vocation to the priesthood and religious life and the experience of the “exodus.”
In the years that have followed the second council of the Vatican many aspects of our life have changed. And we might add, they needed to change in a radical manner.
Training of priests must be “a work of art, not a police action. We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters.” – Pope Francis
Throughout 2014 we were pleased to offer the regular contributions of Monsignor M. Francis Mannion, and his Viewpoint column, distributed by the Catholic News Agency. Here’s a list of those (always interesting and sometimes a bit controversial) entries, from January to December.