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ORDINARY TIME/ALL SAINTS 2015

FEATURED ARTWORK

Ruth in the Field of Boaz
JULIUS SCHNORR VON CAROLSFELD (1794-1872)

1825

Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. For a fuller view of the drawing, click on the image.

Do Not Lose Heart

SAINT TERESA OF ÁVILA

(1515-1582)

 

 

This season's words from our saints are excerpted from the "Second Mansions" section of Interior Castle by Saint Teresa of Ávila, patroness of Spain, laceworkers, headache sufferers, and many others. The daughter of a knight of Jewish descent, born and raised in the central Spanish province of Ávila, Teresa entered a Carmelite monastery there at the age of twenty. Later on, beginning in her late forties, she led the reform of her religious order, establishing Discalced Carmelite houses throughout Spain. A mystic who was among the earliest European women to author an autobiography, Teresa was friends with Saint John of the Cross and other figures associated with the Catholic Reformation. She was canonized by Pope Gergory XV in 1622 and named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970.

 

 

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House on

Humility Street

An excerpt from the book

of the same title (1943) by American priest Martin W. Doherty (1899-1973) of both Chicago and western Oregon, on memories from his time as a young seminarian at the North American College in Rome.

 

 

Lady in Blue, Lady in Gold

An essay on "coincidences" by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

A poem by Joshua Kulseth of Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Scene from the Life of

St. Ursula: Papal Audience

A poem by James Scannell McCormick of Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

The Patron of Purgatory

A poem by Philip C. Kolin of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Remembrances Observed

A poem by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Augustine in

the Garden

A painting by Eileen Cunis of Campton, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

 

A Reading Suggestion

A note from the editor's desk in Cornwall, New York, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Columbanus, Apostle to

the Burgundians

An account of the early medieval saint's life by Theodore Sabo of Pullman, Washington, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

A Word or Two About Jesus

A short story by John Bryant of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Vampires at Vespers

A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

To Francis

A poem by Abigail Carroll of Winooski, Vermont, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

the messenger: st. juan diego

A poem by Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Humility

A poem by C.J. Renz of Berkeley, California, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.

 

 

Gluttony: The

Warm Sin

An essay on our ways of relating to food and the natural world by Christopher Killheffer of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

 

 

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