How To Offend a Teenage Girl Geek

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Even though my kids are in their teens now, they still like Lego. Heck, I still like Lego. My son and daughter each still get a copy of the free Lego magazine in the mail. Well, the current issues provoked an indignant response from my 14-year-old daughter. Let’s take a look: On the left, you see a [Read More...]

The Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel

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At our parish, we take the seventh grade students to The Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem Pennsylvania, located on the grounds of the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. If you’re in the area (north of Philadelphia) you can visit her tomb there, and see her prie dieu, wheelchair, habit, and many other [Read More...]

Lead Coffin Found Near Richard III Is Opened

This is a neat video from the University of Leicester about a curious double coffin found during the excavation of the remains of Richard III. Near the end of the original excavation, they found a lead coffin inside a stone sarcophagus, which were buried perhaps 100 years before Richard. The remains may belong to a woman [Read More...]

How I Pray: Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB

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Margaret Rose Realy is a contemplative lay hermit. She grew up near 8 Mile and Woodward outside Detroit, sharing a home with her maternal grandmother where the love of gardening flourished. Margaret reveals her love of nature, learning about the Creator through his creation, with a Benedictine spirituality in her books, columns, and presentations. She [Read More...]

Rosary Found in Mystery Tunnel

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One for the Just Plain Weird files: Police want to know who built an underground chamber near York University campus and why. The underground structure was discovered by a Toronto and Region Conservation Officer on January 14 who came upon a large amount of excavated earth near the fence line of the Rexall Centre Sports [Read More...]

VIDEO: ISIS Destroys Antiquities

These demons are not merely expunging Christians, but their own past.   [Read more...]

Embracing Mystery

Meditative mystical image of the Trinity, from the early 14th-century Flemish Rothschild Canticles, Yale Beinecke MS 404, fol. 40v.

We must not fear the unknown in our faith, but rather embrace it. There is no reason to be ashamed by the inscrutable aspects of God. Instead, we should point to these very mysteries as proof of His Being, for only when we stand in mystical awe do we truly experience the One worthy of [Read More...]

The Three Pillars of Lent

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We meet again, Lent, my old foe. This time I will have you! I joke. I love Lent, at least since I’ve learned to meet it not as my Everest to be conquered, but as 40 days in the desert with Christ. That’s a pretty tall order to fill, and our forebears in the faith [Read More...]


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