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This Book Inspires Creators to Connect with God – Theresa Williams, epicPew

If You Do Only One Thing This Lent, Remember Your Death – Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, Aleteia

Why You Should Go to Confession This Lent – Fr. William Casey, Catholic Exchange

Escaping the Cross: The Ugliest Temptation – Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine

The Language of the Heaven-Bound – Fr. Nnamdi Moneme O.M.V., Catholic Exchange

5 Quotes of Consolation from St. Francis de Sales – Melissa Guerrero, epicPew

Lenten Fasting Biohacks – Kendall Vanderslice & Hal Koss, First Things

Path of Renewal – Carol Monaco, Catholic Stand

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Homeschooling Experience – Maria De Leon, Seton Magazine

Shine Your Light with Facebook Friends as a Spiritual Work of Mercy – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic Lane

Here’s a YouTube Playlist Featuring Traditional Latin Mass Hymns – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

A Tabernacle Inspired by a Medieval Masterpiece – Kinga U. Lipinska, Liturgical Arts Journal

Pork Roll, Lent, & Catholic Identity – George Weigel, First Things

Where Can Catholics Learn to Paint or Carve Icons? Hexaemeron.org – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

The Byzantine Rite of Ordination, Minor Orders & Subdiaconate – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

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Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.

Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized.

Bishop Burbidge: The Pandemic is Our ‘Pentecost Moment’

This “21st century Pentecost moment” brought on by the pandemic, Bishop Michael Burbidge said, has underscored the need for good communication in the Church across all forms of media, in order to invite people into the fullness of the Gospel.