Dominican sisters witness through Bible game show appearance

Santa Monica, Calif., Mar 17, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three religious sisters are participating in a unique evangelization effort by competing on a Bible trivia game show in hopes of supporting their community.“This isn’t something we would normally do, but when the opportunity arose, Mother (Assumpta Long) discerned that it would be good not only for the benefit of our community, but also for the New Evangelization,” Sr. Maria Suso of the Dominican Sisters of … [Read more...]

Pope Francis cracks two jokes in first Angelus, winning more hearts

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2013 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today when he cracked two jokes after his very first Angelus prayer in front of thousands.On a more serious note, he asked people to never get tired of asking God for forgiveness.“Don't forget this, the Lord never gets tired of forgiving, it is we that get tired of asking forgiveness,” said Pope Francis today at Saint Peter's Square.“Let us … [Read more...]

Consecrated widow St. Lea traditionally celebrated March 22

Denver, Colo., Mar 17, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- March 22 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome, a fourth-century widow who left her wealth behind, entered consecrated life, and attained great holiness through asceticism and prayer. Though not well-known as a figure of devotion in modern times, she was acknowledged as a saint on the testimony of her contemporary Saint Jerome, who wrote a brief description of Lea's life after she had died. Jerome, a scholarly monk best … [Read more...]