The Missionaries of Charity: Loving Jesus in Our Neighbor

The Missionaries of Charity: Loving Jesus in Our Neighbor

This is the fifth post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. In my second semester here at the House of Studies, I had the opportunity to work with the Missionaries of Charity at their house in Anacostia, just outside DC. On one of my visits, there were various families... [Read more...]

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

This is the fourth post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. God has greatly blessed the Church through the Society of Jesus. Since its founding by St. Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus has arguably been the most influential religious order in the Church.... [Read more...]

Vita Franciscana

Vita Franciscana

This is the third post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. When, on that fateful day in 1205, Francis of Assisi impulsively gave away his luxurious clothes to a poor soldier, the man who would become the world’s most revered saint opened his life–his very... [Read more...]

Carmelite Spirituality: A Vocation to Love

Carmelite Spirituality: A Vocation to Love

This is the second post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. “What your child is coming to do is to reveal to you what she feels, or, to be more exact, what her God, in the hours of profound recollection, of unifying contact, makes her understand” (Bl. Elizabeth... [Read more...]

Benedictine Benedictions

Benedictine Benedictions

This is the first post in a five-part series marking the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. Benedictine Learning In the year 529, St. Benedict laid the foundation for his monastery at Monte Cassino. In the same year, Plato’s academy was closed for good. The classical world had at last passed... [Read more...]