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Vigils: A Timeless Way to Experience God

Vigils: A Timeless Way to Experience God

Christians keep vigils. They give us an important way to live our faith daily. They allows us to reshape time, put down the clock and encounter God. To keep vigil means that we have a purpose for watching and waiting. To be vigilant requires a level of endurance and patience. It invites us into...

A Profound form of Prayer

A Profound Form of Prayer

Contemplation is one of the most profound, yet often misunderstood, types of prayer in the Christian tradition. Profound because it plumbs the depths of the human soul and exposes it in silence before the mystery of God. Misunderstood because many of us mistakenly believe it pertains to a select few, not ordinary people like us....

Ferguson Healing

Ferguson: Healing Amid Heartbreak

Catholics began helping right after the shooting and continue to serve with Jesus’ word as their guide. Within hours of the shooting on that hot Saturday afternoon in August, Sr. Cathy Doherty, SSND, understood the magnitude of the death of Michael Brown. A shooting death, any death, yields an aftermath...

Bearing Gifts

The Epiphany is the perfect time for a closer look at the Magi and their gifts Cologne’s magnificent cathedral stands on a rise overlooking the Rhine. As is true of so many Catholic churches, the cathedral’s architect designed it in the shape of a cross. On the church roof, at...

To Light and Guard: Angels in the Bible

 Written by Dianne Bergand, CSA Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, rule and guide. Amen. Who didn’t recite this prayer as a child? Or what Catholic-schooled student wasn’t told to make room on her or...