Spirit and Song: Elvis Presley’s Lifelong Quest

Elvis Seeker King

I knew that Elvis's repertoire included some songs that were deeply spiritual.  I wrote about him two years ago, featuring one of those selections.But I didn't know, prior to reading Gary Tillery's The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley, that Elvis was so immersed in the quest for God. I didn't know that faith played so large a role in Elvis' life and career, even to the last minutes of his life.But there, in the pages of this well-told story, I could see it:As a … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Visits the Cell of Nazarena of Jesus, an American Anchoress


On November 21, Pope Francis visited the cell in a Camaldolese monastery in Rome where American recluse and mystic Sister Nazarena of Jesus had lived for 45 years, until her death in 1990.  The Holy Father was visiting the Sant’Antonio Abate Monastery at the foot of Rome’s Aventine Hill, to mark the Day for the Contemplative Life, one of the final events in the Year of Faith.During a private meeting with the nuns in their Chapter Room, Pope Francis was presented with a letter handwritten by t … [Read more...]