Jennie Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth

On Thanksgiving

The American nation, according to G.K. Chesterton, has the “soul of a church.”  When George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 1786, he dedicated it to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” The Thanksgiving holiday […]

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Down In Adoration Falling

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist…fix your eyes on Him Who is the light; bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart; ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him, the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him. Seek Him fervently.” -Mother Teresa The practice of Eucharistic Adoration is […]

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Finding His Eucharistic Love

“I don’t get it. I don’t understand. Why would He do this? Why would He humble Himself like that? What would cause Him to perform such an insane miracle for us? The kind of thing that makes so many of His followers today walk away in disbelief? Why? I’m not good at not understanding. I […]


Totus Tuus: Four Missionaries, 500 Kids, One Great Summer

Author’s note:  This article was originally published on July 19th, in the One Voice (a Catholic newspaper published by the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama). Leaning forward, I address the attentive crowd of grade-school children seated on the floor around me.  I ask them, “Who are we going to see at Mass today?”  A second-grader […]

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Freedom to Receive

  Having been privileged to live in a country where I am free to worship God, I have not always appreciated that religious freedom. I can attend Mass and any other religious event without the fear of being persecuted. This is a beautiful gift we have in this country. It is all too easy, however, to take  that gift for […]