Saint Edith Stein

This past Thursday, my Postulant brothers and I visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This was my first visit and I was greatly moved by the exhibition. It was all at once frightening, heartbreaking, depressing, and infuriating. Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Edith Stein, or St. Teresa Benedicta of the … More Saint Edith Stein

A New Canticle

Today, I heard a wonderful new prayer – one of the most beautiful I have heard in a very long time. This prayer, written by Sr. María Laura Fernández, a postulant with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, was graciously shared by her during a formation round-table with Fr. Jack Rathschmidt, OFM Capuchin. As Maria’s … More A New Canticle

The Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII

Tomorrow, the Second Sunday of Easter, will be a historic day for the Roman Catholic Church: we will see the canonization of two twentieth century pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII. Both men were undoubtedly movers and shakers in their time. St. John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) was a young, handsome, and charismatic pope … More The Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII