Gifted and Giving, our January 2015 issue, includes news of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines, including his encounter with a child who asked a pointed question and his response to her that challenges us to listen and act. Additionally, we have included a theological reflection on “gift” as the foundation of all reality. news of the coming canonization of Bl. Junipero Serra, activities for families, and consideration of many of the gifts we have received: inquiry, holy discontent, our own selves, music, and community.Read More
I must not be the dry, bloodless reproduction of a model, however perfect. God desires us to follow the examples of the saints by absorbing the vital sap of their virtues and turning it into our own life-blood, adapting it to our own individual capacities and particular circumstances.
Angelo Roncalli, Pope St. John XXXIII
Journal of a Soul, 1903