To my small mind during my formative years, Ash Wednesday was a day filled with equal parts mysticism, theater and a little horror thrown in for good measure.
Indian convert to Christianity Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929), who began life as a Sikh, traveled internationally to preach the good news before he disappeared (and presumably died) while on one of his many journeys to Tibet. Everywhere he went, he encouraged those he met to discern God's call and work tirelessly to serve all God's people.
GSR Preview: While in the throes of post-chemo side-effects I must admit that there are moments I'd like to leave the theater before the show is over.
Eco Catholic: "What is happening in the world we live in?" Francis asks in the video, the new medium for monthly prayer intentions.
Preview: Bioethics is a base upon which we can build positive attitudes with in the faith, within ourselves and those to whom we witness.
Book Review: A collection of 45 travel articles, academic talks and book introductions offer insight into author Sandra Cisneros' life, with a thread of spiritual otherness pulling the pieces together.
My Table Is Spread: It turns out, you'll continue to receive email long after you've passed away.
Listening to today's first reading is to know that a prophet's call is almost always the last element inserted into our biblical collection of the prophet's oracles. Only after a lifetime of delivering God's word does the prophet (or the prophet's disciples) receive some insight into what he or she was actually called to do.
Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said the Eucharist is supposed to create a welcoming cultures at a session of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines.