Happy Birthday, Thomas Merton!

Today marks the birth of Thomas Merton, who writes at the beginning of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain: “On the last day of January 1915, under the sign of the Water Bearer, in a year of a great war, and down in the shadow of some French mountains on the borders of Spain, I [Read More...]

The Magna Charta of Jesuit Education

Today marks the death Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615), fifth General of the Society of the Society of Jesus (and the longest reigning one to date). The son of a nobleman, he studied law before becoming a priest. In 1567, he joined the Jesuits, where his administrative ability was quickly utilized. After serving as provincial in Naples [Read More...]

Brother Teodoreto, F.S.C,

Today marks the death of ana other Lasallian saint in the making, Brother Teodoreto (1871-1954). Born Giovanni Garberoglio in Italy, he taught for forty years in Turin. He also founded a secular institute, the Union of Catechists of Jesus Crucified and of Mary Immaculate. In 1990 he was declared Venerable. [Read more...]