Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield Are Jesuit Priests In Scorsese’s Latest Project, “Silence”

Plans are moving forward on director Martin Scorsese's ambitious film project Silence.  After several years of delays and litigation, filming is set to begin in September for the epic story about Jesuit missionaries who risked persecution and even death to bring the Gospel to Buddhists in seventeenth-century Japan.Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Batman Begins, Star Wars: Episode One) will play the role of Jesuit Father Ferreira.  Andrew Garfield (Amazing Spider Man) will play the younger F … [Read more...]

Florida Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Church in U.S.

Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine, Florida

In May 2014, an archaeological dig in St. Augustine, Florida, uncovered what experts believe may be the foundation of a 17th century church and friary, the oldest in the United States.The discovery on the grounds of the historic Mission Nombre de Dios ("Name of God") dates back to the 1670s, when the Spanish governor of Florida ordered a church to be erected near the site of a fort which was under construction at the time, the Castillo de San Marcos.The excavation was part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

St. Marianne Cope, Pray for Us

Mother Marianne Cope  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Reverend Sister Marianne Matron of the Bishop Home, KalaupapaTo see the infinite pity of this place, The mangled limb, the devastated face, The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod, A fool were tempted to deny his God.He sees, and shrinks; but if he look again, Lo, beauty springing from the breast of pain!— He marks the sisters on the painful shores, And even a fool is silent and adores. Robert Louis Stevenson Kalawao, May 22, 1889* * * * * Mother Marianne Cope is o … [Read more...]


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