When it Hurts: How to Share the Catholic Faith with Non-Catholics

This is for the broken hearted, those men and women who have risked sharing the faith only to be psychoanalyzed, slighted, even shamed. God knows sometimes you just need a box of Kleenex and a few hours before the Blessed Sacrament. Or a cup of coffee with your parish priest. Or a big bear hug from ...

This Lent, Prepare Yourself for a Marian Consecration

Want to drop a V6 engine into your Volkswagen Bug prayer life? Would you like to battle sin and Satan and sabotage like the mighty saints of yore? Then gird your loins, get on your knees, and prepare yourself for Marian Consecration. Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary… Today, Friday, February 20th, is not only a day for ...

How to Pray like a Child at Play

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t pray nearly as much as we could. It’s not that we don’t believe in prayer; it’s that prayer can seem so…boring. If you’re like me, you’ve probably gone through seasons where you’ve spent more time reading aboutprayer than actually praying. It’s embarrassing: the eternal God condescends to be known ...

Nashotah’s Benedictine Rule

Folks here at Nashotah House have been picking up the same vibes as everyone else in the Midwest: it’s been a strange winter—unusually gray and unseasonably warm. Early March in Wisconsin is usually knee-high in snowdrifts. But today it’s raining, and across our wooded campus the ground is warm and smelling of spring. Seminarians in ...

Asking For Eggs

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Asking for Eggs   Our When and Who and Art in Heaven On earth as in how forgotten Will be done? I am sheep and child and clay, And ought all smiles be; With all debts paid, dancing daily bread, This day forgiven by thy name.   Lead not but deliver us— Wanting fish, knocking on doors, Asking for eggs, Learning to forgive trespasses still. For thine is ...