Marian Imagery in Dante’s Paradiso

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Biese, Notre Dame The Blessed Virgin Mary becomes […]

The Monsters and the Lights: Evil, Darkness, and Light in Tolkien’s Legendarium

12 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Biese, University of Notre Dame “Evidently I have […]

Poland: Where Suffering Meets Hope

9 minutes By Joshua Feibelman, Franciscan University “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever!” (Ps 117: 1)  “The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven.” – Pope St. JPII  “Some day, we will know the value of suffering, […]

Merry Christmas, No Flavor Added

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< 1 minute By Jeanne Hathway   In the simple spirit of the first Christmas, I have one thought to offer: “The ox and the donkey understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem. And it is the same today.” (Thomas Merton, American mystic) I’m no high priest, but I am much further removed from […]