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Learning Everything That Is, Is Holy with Thomas Merton

We do not detach ourselves from things in order to attach ourselves to God, but rather we become detached from ourselves in order to see and use all things in and for God (New Seeds, 21). In chapter four in New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas ...
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Blessing of a Christmas Tree: A Sign of Life in Christ

There are few things like a sparkling Christmas Tree that can bring a smile to our faces so easily. Every year around this time, almost instinctually, many of us acquire an evergreen tree of some variety to put in our homes. This year Christmas ...
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The Immaculate Conception: A Celebration of Salvation

While the celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th marks an event of the utmost importance in salvation history, it is not without its conceptual and emotional difficulties. Conceptually the difficulties arise du...
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The Advent Wreath’s Lesson on Virtue

In each Season of the Church’s liturgical life, she provides us with unique resources that nourish our growth in holiness. Among these resources stored in the vast treasure house of graces of the Church one finds the sacramentals. All too often ...
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