The Seashell and the Three-In-One

Augustine of Hippo lived a wild life—abandoning the faith, fathering a child out of wedlock, and rejecting the values of his mother Monica.Monica, however, prayed for her son, that he would turn back to God.  For thirty years, Monica prayed unceasingly for her son—who eventually was converted, and who became one of the Church’s greatest theologians.  He was named Doctor of the Church, and the story of his dramatic conversion gives hope to mothers who pray for their wayward children, and hope … [Read more...]

The Mystery of the Three-in-One

Today is Trinity Sunday.  It’s so darned easy to take that for granted—to listen to the Gospel with the ears of someone who has heard that old story s-o-o-o many times before, then to drive back home, mow the lawn and enjoy your Sunday dinner and maybe a movie.But wait!  What is this “three persons in one God” stuff really about?The word “Trinity” never shows up in the Bible; but with the eyes of faith, you can find it all over the place.  Remember when Jesus was baptized by John in the Jorda … [Read more...]


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