An image of Mary holding Jesus after his death on the cross is seen on the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington June 27, 2019. The Franciscans are commemorating the 800th anniversary of the encounter between St. Francis and Sultan Al-Malik Al-Kamil. CNS photo/Sydney Clark
WASHINGTON – Deep inside layers and layers of heavy, cool stone lies a small chamber, about 6 feet by 3 feet, illuminated by the scarlet glow of hanging candles. More ... Thursday, July 11, 2019
Much time has passed since Father John Bambrick first encountered the glorious icons that once adorned the sanctuary in Our Lady of Mariapoch Church established by the Basilian Fathers of Mariapoch on Monastery Lane in Matawan.
WASHINGTON – When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they see her as more than one of the caregivers at the facility. More ... Friday, May 3, 2019
Recently, I was given the chance to attend a pilgrimage to the ancient city of Rome. Jumping at the opportunity to revisit a city that I like to call my “home away from home,” I boarded a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in March and left for my 10-day trip.
While walking through Rome – a bustling metropolis full of locals and tourists alike – it is impossible not to feel like you’re in an alternate reality. Everywhere you look is a combination of old and new. More ... Wednesday, May 1, 2019
MANOPPELLO, Italy – At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar. More ... Wednesday, May 1, 2019
In the world of continuing education, there is no such thing as one size fits all. Whether undergraduate or graduate degrees, credit or non-credit certificates, workshops, seminars, conferences or independent study, continuing education makes viable the ideal that learning is a lifelong endeavor. More ... Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“When you arrive at Jesus, Bread of Life Cemetery and Mausoleum, you are greeted by an angel,” says Deacon David O’Connor, director of the diocesan Department of Cemeteries.
In fact, the little angel he is referring to is a recently interred baby of only 22 weeks who died in her mother’s womb. The small flat stone bearing her name is surrounded by a few little floral bouquets and tiny stuffed animals.
The word evokes visions of a journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion. But, in God, all places are sacred, and devotion takes many forms. Whether it’s a day trip to a nearby shrine or a dream journey fulfilled, finding Christ is an everyday opportunity. More ... Wednesday, March 27, 2019