Father John Bambrick, pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, displays some of the iconography he has created over the years. The parish is hosting two workshops on the ancient art form. Lois Rogers photos
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
For many Catholics, the word pilgrimage calls to mind the extraordinary spiritual experience of walking in the footsteps of Christ in the Holy Land or traveling to Rome to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. More ... Monday, March 25, 2019