Every century, the Holy Spirit raises up the saints that our world desperately needs. Though the canonization of St. Josephine Bakhita took place almost 20 years ago, it seems that as of the last few years, this African saint is gaining more and more prominence within the Catholic Church today.
Fifteen quotes from St. John Bosco that will help you gain spiritual traction in very practical ways.
My 2019 New Year's Resolution is to live liturgically. Not just going through the motions, but intentionally planning things that go along with the liturgical calendar. It's something that I had slowly started to do at haphazard moments in 2018. Ideas for activities, outings, and meals would simply pop into my head at random. Then unexpectedly, my mom gave me Kendra Tierney's new book, The Catholic All Year Compendium...
Mary was probably about three years old at the time she began her duties as a Temple virgin. She was young, far from home and her closest relatives were childless. It's logical to assume that a deep bond developed between Elizabeth and Mary during this time, possibly one similar to the bond between a mother and a child.
The year was 2011. I was a senior in college finishing up my final fall semester. I had just completed the first of my finals and stood up to turn in my exam when all the blood rushed to my head and I lost my vision for a second. Normally, that wouldn't have been a big deal... this happens to everyone after long periods of sitting. But what caught my attention was that I only "went black" in one eye.