St. Thomas Aquinas

mosaic of St. Thomas Aquinas

Thomas so shocked his noble Italian family when he entered the Dominicans about 1244 that his brothers imprisoned him for a year.

Mercy and justice

scrabble times spell mercy

My mom Debbie has a few catchphrases. Maybe your mom had them too? 

Shepherd or judge? A tale of two sacraments

boy with lamb

When I made my first confession, I clutched an index card with sweaty palms. 

Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek: Poor in spirit

Fr. Walter Ciszek

Walter Ciszek was a tough kid growing up in the rugged coal country of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Raised Episcopalian in colonial New York City, Elizabeth married William Magee Seton, a merchant.