A Little Boy, a Wish, and a School Closing

Matt Archbold has an incredible story about faith and community at the National Catholic Register today called “How a Little Boy Saved a Catholic School.” You need to go read the whole thing, but first, here’s an excerpt: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has closed down a lot of Catholic schools recently including the elementary school [Read More...]

A Father, a Daughter, and a Legacy for Orphans


Though Father’s Day is about children honoring their dads, the story below is about one father, Len Gengel, who put his career on hold to honor the memory of his daughter, Britney. Britney was killed during the Haiti earthquake in 2010 while volunteering at various orphanages there. The last message Len ever received from Britney [Read More...]

To Save a Life or Buy a Shirt

The Christophers’ Jerry Costello shares a story about a teenage girl who realized she had enough material possessions, so she decided to help others in need: One of our mottoes at The Christophers is a simple one: “You can change the world.” The words were written many years ago by our founder, Maryknoll Father James [Read More...]

St. Anthony Prayer

Thanks to a call from my mother, I remembered today is the feast day of my patron saint, Anthony of Padua. Here is the popular prayer asking for his intercession. Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His [Read More...]