The Christian life – A Call to Holiness BY ASIEL · NOVEMBER 8, 2017

What does it mean to be ‘holy’? What does the Christian life look like when we are disciples of Christ? Joachim Anakwenze looks at the road we must all walk when we say ‘yes’ to the Lord.
Our daily lives are constantly filled with many struggles. Some struggles may seem insurmountable, others can be dealt with by slow and steady work.… Read more

The Mystery of the Eucharist

The Mystery of the Eucharist – Our Source of Life

The mystery of the Holy Mass lies solely in the Eucharist, the Eucharist being a commemoration of the Last Supper event, writes Joachim Anakwenze.
At the Last Supper, Jesus as the Living Bread presented himself to his apostles saying, “This is my body” and as the lamb of sacrifice presented himself the same way saying: “This is my blood.”… Read more

WORD AMONG US The Grace of Aging Gracefully A new book helps us appreciate the blessings of our golden years. BY LORENE DUQUIN

What is the “autumn of life” about, really? Are a person’s “golden years” simply a time for enduring greater physical limitations, aching for family members far away, or struggling with a sense of idleness? For first—time author Carolyn Bassett, the answer is a resounding “No!” Bassett paints a more proactive and vibrant picture of aging in her book, A Season of Grace: Embracing God’s Gifts in the Autumn of Our Lives.… Read more

PERSONAL SPIRITUALITY Our Daily Love Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13 from Prayers for Catholic Couples

Compassion Means Accepting Others

Being patient does not mean letting ourselves be constantly mistreated, tolerating physical aggression, or allowing other people to use us. We encounter problems whenever we think that relationships or people ought to be perfect, or when we put ourselves at the center and expect things to turn out our way. Then everything makes us impatient, everything makes us react aggressively.… Read more

Receive the Living Bread Encountering the Lord at Mass BY THE WORD AMONG US

I am the living bread that came down from heave; whoever eats this bread will live forever. (John 6:51)
In their book Sleeping with Bread, authors Matthew Linn and Dennis and Sheila Fabricant Linn tell the story of a group of orphans from World War II who had been rescued and taken to a refugee camp. “Many of these children who had lost so much could not sleep at night,” they wrote.… Read more