“Growing up as a Christian, you want to share your gifts. You want to give of yourself. The true Christian is St. Nicholas — it’s that generosity all the time,” said Father John Brosmer.
Advent is a time to be watchful and alert to the ways one strays from God’s path, but also to signs of his presence in other people and in the beauty of the world.
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — For nearly an hour, the young man stood anxiously near the exit of a concourse at Indianapolis International Airport. Holding a bouquet of red roses, he repeatedly strained to see down the long corridor, waiting for his family to appear. Finally — at last — he saw them in the distance; his […]
1506-1552 FEAST December 3 Known as the Apostle to the Indies and to Japan, Francis was born in Spanish Navarre, the youngest in a large family. He studied at the University of Paris, where he met St. Ignatius of Loyola, and was among the first seven Jesuits who vowed to be spiritual soldiers for Christ. […]
In a message sent Dec. 1, the pope said to foster vocations, the church must trust young people who, “despite belonging to the ‘selfie’ generation, look for full meaning in their lives, even when they do not always look for it where it can be found.”
The whole church repeats this five-word, heartfelt plea to God four times during Masses on Advent’s first Sunday, “Light up your face and we shall be saved.”
As there is a growing number of “nones” or religiously unaffiliated in our country, we must make a renewed commitment to the work of handing on the faith.