Boston Globe: Growing demand for spiritual directors

It seems that the ancient art of spiritual direction is going mainstream. (H/T Concord Pastor) Details: Natalie Weaver, a 25-year-old musician who lives in Roxbury, does not go to church. But every three weeks or so, she visits a white vinyl-sided building on Dorchester Avenue, a former convent, to meet with her spiritual director. For [Read More...]

Incredible: this commercial was shot in just one take

And no special effects. Read all about it here.  At the link, there’s also a video explaining how it was done. But first: watch below. [Read more...]

Life is short. Be fearless. Like this 104-year-old paraglider.

God bless you, Peggy McAlpine. Read her story here.  And watch her break a world record below. [Read more...]

People are amazing: watch this video of a drummer without arms

You have to see this to believe it. This cat’s name is “cornelmunn” and as he notes: “I’m a disabled drummer and thought I would give youtube a go!” [Read more...]

Give your mom an early Mother’s Day present

Show her this video and tell her “Thank you.” I just loved this.  I think you will, too. [Read more...]

“Always interpret everything in the most favorable light”

Wise words for a Monday morning, from Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh.  It’s something we all need to hear these days: We are called to live love, to reflect that Divine Love we remember in Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a love that calls us to mercy, and that calls us to charity which is [Read More...]

Girl born without hands wins penmanship award

How awesome is this?  H/T Crescat Details, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: By all accounts, Annie Clark, 7, a first-grader at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin, is a hard-working and determined student who makes a point of learning from her mistakes and strives for perfection in her work. So on the surface, it should come [Read More...]

Teenager walks 70 miles from frat house to shrine for a dying friend

This is the sort of thing that gives you hope for the next generation: Andrew Domini’s feet were blistered and bloodied. He could barely walk by the time he finally made it to a pink marble church and crawled the last 90 feet to a quiet shrine tucked into the corner. As he paused a [Read More...]

Make-a-Wish Foundation helps grant teen’s wish to meet the pope

How cool is this? Read all about it: She wore a red coat to stand out among the foreign dignitaries and international politicians. Others in line to meet the leader of the Roman Catholic Church carried gifts: Tapestries, paintings, even the Olympic torch. Olivia Kassien didn’t have anything, but it didn’t matter A cardinal wearing [Read More...]

“I feel a band of love, of dreams”

Watch what happens when a silent, elderly man in a nursing home dons a set of headphones and hears music from his youth.   Alleluia! [Read more...]


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