Day 12: Isaac and Rebekah (2022)

Today we read about story of Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage and Fr. Mike reflects on God’s constant providence in our lives, even when we don’t see it. Today’s readings are Genesis 24, Job 13-14, and Proverbs 2:16-19. For the complete reading plan, visit Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be […]

St. Benedict Biscop

St. Benedict, sometimes referred to as Bennet, lived in the seventh century. He descended from a noble family and was an officer of the court of Oswi, the religious king of the Northumbers. When he was twenty-one he decided to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. He returned filled with a zeal and hunger for […]

Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

If Samuel lived in today’s world, people might start to think that he was going crazy. We would probably not admit in public that we are hearing someone calling our name when no other physical presence is nearby. And yet, the voice he heard was so real to him that he approached the only other […]

Quote of the Day

“Let nothing disturb you, nothing cause you fear. All things pass; God is unchanging. patience obtains all. Whoever has God needs nothing else; God alone suffices.” — St. Teresa of Avila, from Saintly Solutions to Life’s Common Problems

The Spirituality of Deprivation & Desolation

I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things, I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. —Philippians 4:12 I’ve often thought about this passage from […]

Priest denounces Spanish Caritas for Christological error

Gerard David’s Triptych of Jan Des Trompes, 1505. / null Cuenca, Spain, Jan 11, 2022 / 15:51 pm (CNA). Father Antonio María Domenech Guillén, a priest of the Diocese of Cuenca, harshly criticized Spanish Caritas for writing “nonsense” about Christ on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Spanish Caritas tweeted Jan. 9: “Jesus […]