An Opening Day Tradition: Pray for the Detroit Tigers!

St. John's Episcopal Church with Comerica Park, home to the Detroit Tigers, in the background

St. John's Episcopal Church stands just across the street from Comerica Park, home to the Detroit Tigers; so it's only natural that faithful sports fans should gather there to pray for the team.That's become a tradition, in fact.  Today, on the eve of Opening Day, Rev. Steven J. Kelly led his congregation of more than 70 parishioners and sports enthusiasts in prayer for the home team.The Detroit News carried the story of the tradition: Some were familiar faces to the Rev. Steven J. K … [Read more...]

Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

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For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English.Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women.I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, l … [Read more...]