April 2023

Statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Dear Reader: ‘Lily of the Mohawks’

As an Algonquin–Mohawk born in New York State, Kateri, known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” would have lived in accordance with the rhythms of the seasons.
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Mural in honor of Ukraine and a kid holding a candle

A Safe Place for Ukrainian Schoolchildren 

Many Ukrainian students and their families have fled war and trauma. St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Chicago greets these newcomers with open arms and hearts. 
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Statue of St. Francis of Assisi

The Franciscan Connection to the Stations of the Cross 

Praying the Way of the Cross is a familiar Lenten practice for many, but a closer look at this popular tradition reveals surprising connections to Franciscan spirituality. 
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Maria Telkes, PhD

TV Review: The Sun Queen

American Experience on PBS, April 4 (check local listings)  Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said: “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” That quip could aptly describe Hungarian-born Mária ...
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Argentina, 1985

Reel Time with Sister Rose

This month, Sister Rose reviews "Argentina, 1985," "Mirando Al Cielo," and "Consecration."
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Pope Francis

Pope Francis On Our Common Home

“The poetry of earth is never dead,” John Keats wrote. These quotes from Pope Francis illuminate that truth.
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