One Advent, I was captivated by the phrase “Desire of Nations” in the “O Antiphons,” particularly the word “desire.” When I checked the etymology of the word “desire,” I was intrigued to know that it is derived from the Latin de sidere, that is, “from the stars.” Desire, then, is similar to the light falling from the stars; we can see the starlight but we cannot possess these ephemeral rays.
By the time you read this, we will be celebrating an extraordinary moment in an already extraordinary year. This first Sunday after Easter, April 4, 2016, the Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The origin of this feast, devoted to God’s Mercy shining forth in Jesus Christ, is quite recent. It all began with a young girl.
From FAITH MAGAZINE (March-April 2016): The ‘graced imagination’ enables us to understand that we are truly heirs to the Kingdom. Sister Thomas More Stepnowski explores this in the light of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical.
As we enter into these sacred days, we continue to beg for God's mercy on us and on the whole world. As you view these images and consider the reflection on poverty and penance, know of our prayers for you during the Triduum.
PHOENIX (March 22, 2016) — The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, announced today that the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia will establish a community in the Diocese of Phoenix and will lead St. John Paul II Catholic High School, which will serve the community in the far West Valley beginning in Fall 2018.
On March 23, 2016, Wednesday of Holy Week, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments for the Little Sisters of the Poor ...
An article published in the March edition of Christ is Our Hope, the official monthly publication for the Diocese of Joliet.