All Souls of the Order of Saint Benedict: Fraternal Charity unto Eternal Life

We beseech Thee, O Lord, be merciful to the souls of all your servants and handmaids of our Order for whom we humbly entreat your majesty; that by these prayers of pious supplication they may be counted worthy to enter everlasting rest (From the...
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A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Why the Saints

In this episode of FRESHImage Presents, Tony Crescio explores the role the saints play in our daily lives. The saints are a part of the Christian faith often taken for granted by some and misunderstood by others. So, what does having an aut...
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John Paul II: God Has Given You to Me

We need not observe the world we live in long to arrive at the conclusion that the world we live in is not as it should be from a Christian perspective. As Tony Crescio explains in this FRESHImage Presents, this situation stems, at least in ...
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John Henry Newman On Educating Saints

In this FRESHImage Presents, Tony examines the thought of St. John Henry Newman on the topic of education. As Tony explains, for Newman, no education is complete which leaves out consideration of the Creator’s relationship to creation, and educa...
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An Interview with Rosary Maker, Marissa Lesinski

Hi Marissa, thanks for agreeing to this interview. When did you start making rosaries, and what got you into it in the first place? I started making rosaries some time in my early 20s. I made my first rosary as a gift to my then boyfriend,...
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John Chrysostom on the Family, Education, and the Transformation of Society

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! What is the family? What is its purpose? Society would have us believe that the family is primarily for economics, but Christianity has a much different view of the family. The family, within a Christian wor...
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In Suspense and Incomplete: Having Faith in the Slow Work of God

“Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, “Patient Trust”). “Why is he doing this to me?” I sobbed. “God do...
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Augustine: The Psalms as the Dramatic Portrayal of Eucharistic Living

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! For Augustine, the psalms provide Christians with a mirror for our lives in two ways: First, they reflect the drama of the human experience this side of eternity. Second, they reflect how we are called to respo...
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St. Alphonsus Liguori: Living in Friendship with God-Pt. 2

In Part One, we saw how, though not without difficulty, St. Alphonsus left the potential power, wealth, and prestige that were before him, together with many “friendships” of utility behind, to pursue authentic and lasting friendship with God. W...
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