El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity)

El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity) By Fr. Pedro Trigo, SJ (trans. Br. Christian Seno, OFM) Today, we present ourselves before You as branches Of the old, verdant tree of humanity. We, O Lord, are children born of the common sap That, through the centuries, has produced both splendid and poisonous flowers; … More El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity)

The Migrant Center: Indie & Foreign Film Festival

This evening, I attended the third annual Indie & Foreign Film Festival at the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in New York City. Tonight’s film was a screening of Via Crucis Migrante, a powerful documentary by Hauken Lorenz that chronicles the stories of migrants and refugees at La72, in Tenosique, … More The Migrant Center: Indie & Foreign Film Festival

Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897), the great Discalced Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, mystic, and prophet of Love.  Along with Saint Francis of Assisi, Thérèse is my favorite saint and the one whom I most desire to emulate. In Story of a Soul, her autobiography written as she was … More Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux