Do We Want to Become Holy? (Check Out the Vatican’s Free Flip-Book!)

Do We Want to Become Holy

Yesterday Pope Francis celebrated the first anniversary of his election to the pontificate by praying with members of the Roman Curia at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia, outside Rome.Back home at the Vatican, though, folks were busy loading this commemorative flip-book onto the Vatican's website.Do We Want to Become Holy?  Yes or No? is available in six languages:  English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.  The title is derived from a question Pope Francis posed to the c … [Read more...]

A Little Light Reading to Enliven Your Lent

Reflections from Rome

I have been smiling my way through Monsignor Richard Soseman's book, Reflections from Rome: Practical Thoughts on Faith and Family.I'm just sorry--so sorry!--that I didn't tell you about it earlier, before Lent began; but you know, it's not too late to add it to your repertoire during this season of reflection and renewal!I first met Monsignor Soseman ("Mons" is his on-line handle) in May 2011, when I was in Rome attending the Vatican Blogfest.  Mons, a priest from the Diocese of Peoria … [Read more...]