Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Christian Journey is Hard, But You Can Do It! - by Father James Martin, SJ

A really good article by Father James Martin, SJ, that talks about how living the Christian life is not always easy, but that the lives of Saints can inspire and guide us.  The article uses some really good imagery involving a NYC Church and focuses on a number of Saints we have discussed.  Check it out.

The Christian Journey is Hard, But You Can Do It! - by Father James Martin, SJ

St. Polycarp of Smyrna

Early in our course we discussed St. Polycarp of Smyrna, his feast day is celebrated on February 23.  Below is a story about his life.

St. Polycarp of Smyrna

Documents of Pope Pius IX

Linked below are the two documents of Pope Pius IX we discussed in class last week.  The Papal Encyclical  Quanta Cura and the Syllabus of Errors that accompanied it, were both issued on December 8, 1864.

Quanta Cura

Syllabus of Errors

Friday, February 18, 2011

Video on Father Chaminade's Cause for Canonization

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has concluded their investigation into Father Chaminade's cure of a young woman. KMOV television in St. Louis ran a piece on the cure. The piece is available on their website, click the link below to watch.

General Audiences of Pope Benedict XVI

Continuing his series of talks on the Doctors of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI has recently focused on a number of saints we have discussed in our course.  The text is fairly short, so check out the links below and see what these saints have to say to us in our lives.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 - Saint John of the Cross

Wednesday, 9 February 2011 - Saint Peter Canisius

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - Saint Teresa of Avila