The Beginning of Belief

The Beginning of Belief

By Br. Matt Schaefer, C.PP.S. “…And his disciples began to believe him.”  A simple statement at the end of a straightforward and familiar story. But this nascent belief, as unsteady as a toddler’s first steps, started a movement. It was enough...
You are God’s Beloved

You are God’s Beloved

Here is my chosen one with whom I am well pleased. (Isaiah 42:1) You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased. (Luke 3:22) By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. While the words cited above refer to and were spoken to Jesus specifically, our faith tells us that they...

Precious Blood Spirituality is Lived

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. Over the past few years, I have shared my reflections on the spirituality of the Precious Blood a number of times, here in the U.S. and during a retreat in Vietnam. All of my reflections contain stories. I could write about the...
Pilgrimage for a Painter

Pilgrimage for a Painter

High above the altar of Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, Ohio, is a mural of the Blessed Mother being assumed into heaven. Crowds of people below watch with wonder: bishops, kings, priests, nuns, soldiers, working people, children. Even the pope is there, in...
The Beginning of Belief

God, What Are You Thinking?

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. “When I get out of the Catholic Theological Union, I am going to do . . . “When I get definitively incorporated and then ordained, I am going to . . . ” My confreres, classmates and I commonly used statements like these during...