The Meaning of Suffering

3 minutes By Ben Daly-Labelle, University of Rhode Island “Are you living or are you just breathing?” Catholic speaker Mark Hart posed this question at a Steubenville Youth Conference and it has stuck with me since. Do we go about our day with a sense of purpose, or do we let our days fly by, existing just […]

St. Joseph and Heroism

4 minutes By Jonathan Cain, Franciscan University Men desire to be heroes. This is something each of us want – to be depended upon, to save the day, to have a unique and important role. Men who do not see that they have a role, or at least do not see that they are preparing for one, […]

Reflections from the Motherhouse Gardens: The Father’s Love

4 minutes By Nicholas Praetzel As the title suggests I work as a groundskeeper for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Those of you who garden know how serene working in God’s creation can be, and those of you who have heard nuns sing know how soothing of an experience it can be. As such, I […]