"Who needs the saints?"

Who needs the saints, what's the point? A nicely done video by Fr. Jim Martin, author of My Life With the Saints, which has been endlessly plugged around here, and with good reason. It's a good way to spend 3 1/2 minutes. I've written before about the Communion of Saints and what it is like to pray with the cloud of witnesses St. Paul tells us are always around us. Christians profess the Communion of Saints in the Apostles Creed, but aside from the Catholics and Orthodox, we don't actually … [Read more...]

Bracelets: pictures don’t do them justice

A few days ago, I posted about goods and gifts one can purchase from monastics, who support themselves from the proceeds. I also included a link to St. Hubert's Rosaries, which is operated by a home-schooling mom of 9 who came up with a rosary bracelet that doesn't get bothersome and bulky. Shana thoughtfully surprised me with a gift of one of her bracelets, done in green beads with a Celtic Cross bead and a "Mother with Child" bead as well - not exactly like the green one shown above, but … [Read more...]