In Tudor England, when the Crown made Catholicism illegal, valiant Jesuit priests and their collaborators kept the Faith alive, even if it meant their deaths. This is the true story of heroic saint who helped to save priests, and thus helped to save souls.
In this reading, a Dominican friar was stranded decades ago is rescued but brought back into a very different society, one overtaken by a totalitarian regime. Trying to keep his Faith and sanity, we hear his account of first returning to the Sacraments.
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today there is a Mass hastily celebrated after the Mexican Revolution, when priests were being hunted down and killed.
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, about practicing the Faith under difficult circumstances. This column was written by a priest convert whose historical mind, mastery of prose, and smart wit are practically without parallel in our modern day. He shares priestly wisdom for younger priests and for all.
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Faith lived out under difficult circumstances. This selection is from an Austrian psychiatrist's account of his experience in the concentration camps.
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today we hear about a young Bavarian conscripted into the army with his brother during WWII before they can pursue their seminary formation.
"In the days when He was in the flesh, He offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence" (Hebrews 5:7)
Seasonal reflections on the fasts and feasts of the Church year. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. "Behold, now is a very acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:2b)