Tag Archives: theology

What is the Angelus?

Full Question What is the Angelus? Answer It’s a three-part prayer said thrice daily, usually at six in the morning, noon, and six in the evening. The name of the prayer is taken from its opening line in Latin, “Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae” (“The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary”). The prayer itself consists […]

Be a Man – Esto Vir!

Quotes from the Way by St. Josemaria Escriva  May your behavior and your conversation be such that everyone who hears or sees you can say: This man reads the life of Jesus Christ. (par. 2) Don’t say, “That’s the way I am – it’s my character.” It’s your lack of character. Esto vir! – Be a man! […]

Six things we learned about our Pope’s Personal Life from his most recent interview.

Here are six things we learned about the man Pope Francis we didn’t know before: 1) His favorite authors, and the book he’s currently reading “I have really loved a diverse array of authors. I love very much Dostoevsky and Hölderlin. I remember Hölderlin for that poem written for the birthday of his grandmother that is very beautiful […]

The Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary, Theotokos

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Church as a day of universal joy. Within the context of the Old and the New Testaments, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was born on this radiant day, having been chosen before the ages by Divine Providence to bring about the Mystery of […]

Bricks and Mortar: Your Mind

Bricks and Mortar (Reason and Faith) In the year 1637, René Descartes wrote the famous phrase “Cogito ergo sum”  or in English “I think, therefore I am.” (French: Je pense, donc je suis), found in part IV of his Discourse on the Method. This phrase in turn has helped earn him the title of the […]