I Was Homeless

BIBLE READING has gotten me into trouble over and over again. This began to happen when I went to live in subsidized housing for two years. There, the social worker, who was the assistant to the director, threatened me with a day-treatment program for the mental health-challenged because, as she said, I was “reading that book so much.”

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St. Francis and the Incarnation

Saint Francis and the Incarnation

Jesus became one of us to help us share in divine life. Christmas celebrates that. By John Quigley, OFM

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Wood Carvers of Bethlehem

Olive-wood carving has been an honored craft in Bethlehem for many centuries. These artisans continue the tradition. By Lori Erickson

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Following Christ with Small Steps

Following Christ with Small Steps

Sometimes beautiful deeds done for God are hidden within terribly ordinary tasks. By Kathy Coffey

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St. Clare’s Gamble

Many people thought Clare of Assisi, a noblewoman, was wasting her life by living as a cloistered nun at San Damiano. She proved them wrong. By Romana Miller, OSF

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The many lives of Chris Padgett

The Many Lives of Chris Padgett

This singer-songwriter, author, speaker, and family man is reaching Catholics young and old in bold new ways. By Christopher Heffron

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Journey to Ephesus

Home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, this city is also steeped in Christian history. By Lori Erickson

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At Home on the Farm: One Family’s Spiritual Quest

This youthful author has harvested life lessons as he balances family, a 40-hour workweek, 27 acres of farmland and an idealistic calling to trace the threads that bind his Catholic faith to his “vocation of location.”

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9/11 at 10

Three people recall 9/11 and how it changed their lives. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Meditations on a Wood Floor

Old wooden floorboards have saved my sanity more than a few times. In the right light, they’re practically a cloister walk. By Charity Vogel

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