Irena Sendler: World War II ‘s Polish Angel
Irena Sendlerowa (Sendler), a Catholic who became known as the “Polish Angel, ” saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust.
James Foley: Journalist, Man of Faith
He was murdered by ISIS as he exposed to the world the suffering of the Syrian people. His loved ones look back on his life and legacy.
Journey to Ephesus
When we think of biblical lands, the nation of Turkey, which straddles Europe and Asia, rarely comes to mind. Yet as a major center for the early Church, this ancient land is home to many sites sacred to the Christian faith.
Finding the Bay of Parables
I was a Jesuit novice. Over 25 years ago, during the first month in the novitiate, I read about a place called the “Bay of Parables. ” While I can’t remember what book this was, I remember the vivid impression it made.
Fitting Prayer into a Busy Life
Two years ago I learned some new facts about this same Brother Lawrence who practiced God’s presence: He also participated in formal, liturgical, corporate prayer eight times a dayÑeight times, every day. And then, he prayed without ceasing.
Welcoming the Stranger
In 2008, I visited St. Gerard Majella Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn in New York. The greeter warmly welcomed me and I took a seat. The bulletin had an entire column devoted to welcoming the newcomer and contained a coupon to fill out if one wanted more information about church membership.