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nunblog · 2d ago

The Noble Saint with the Funny Name

I LOVE today's saint, but his name, so unfamiliar in our culture, has always been a bit of a stumbling block for me. Polycarp means "fruitful" and he certainly was, dying a martyr's death at...
nunblog · 1W ago

This Lent: the Sanctification of the Mind

I promised a big reveal today, and here it comes. But first, a message from Blessed James Alberione (this is kind of a "condensed" version of one of his drum-beat themes):Of all the facultie...
nunblog · 2W ago

The Saddest Day in History

The first readings at Mass this week have been from the Creation story in Genesis. Yesterday we heard about the creation of woman, and of Adam's amazement and finding someone like himself, a...
nunblog · 2W ago

Theology of the Body resources (a random list)

I found a way to group all my TOB recommendations in one package of links from Amazon (so even the Pauline titles here are linked to Amazon); putting it here as a public service. Stay tuned ...
nunblog · 3W ago

Reading your way through Lent--updated!

What are you doing for Lent?  (Ash Wednesday is just one month away!)This Lent my community will be revisiting the Gospel of John together, with the guidance of the genial professor Edward S...
nunblog · 3W ago

Until we meet again--UPDATED (again)

One of my favorite lines in the new translation of the Creed is in that last paragraph where a number of seemingly random doctrines are affirmed: the Church (one, holy, catholic and apostoli...
nunblog · 1M ago

Doing the Devil's work

That's what the scribes in today's Gospel accused Jesus of: "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." Jesus answers them with a bit of rhetoric that is just as valid today as it ever w...
nunblog · 1M ago

Book Review: Love, Henri

On this day when the Universal Church commemorates the Epiphany of the Lord (we in the US celebrate it on Sunday), it is fitting to highlight a really good book for spiritual seekers.I haven...
nunblog · 1M ago

Community Night

New Year's Eve is a special night for Paulines, since it was during adoration at the dawn of the 20th century that our Founder received that special "light" that would mark not only his life...
nunblog · 1M ago

BFF: The Saints' Edition

Today is the Feast of Sts Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church--and best friends. The witness of their friendship (as narrated in the first person by St G...