The name of Gregor Mendel is inescapably linked to “genetics.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s life was a miracle, so to speak, in itself. At the age of eighteen, Mother Teresa left her home in Skopje, North Macedonia to join the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland, never to see her family again.
Fr. George Coyne, SJ, passed away on February 14, 2020. He was an astrophysicist, a priest, the former director of the Vatican Observatory, and a “remarkable man.” His life and contributions are celebrated in moving tributes from the Vatican Observatory website and many other outlets, including the New York Times.
Saint Augustine is one of the most intriguing figures in the two-thousand-year history of Christianity. He represents misspent youth, passionate romance, a deep conversion, and ultimately a profound, compelling Christian faith. It’s a hard story not to fall in love with. If he were alive today we might imagine him (at least in his later life) as one of the media titans among our Catholic bishops (think Bishop Barron or Fulton Sheen).
Father Mark-Mary shows you how to do a daily examen—a simple spiritual exercise that could have a great impact on your life.
“So we have seen it, and so it has been fulfilled: indeed, we are witnesses that the Gospel has been preached unto those parts beyond which there lives nobody.” –St. Patrick, Confession 34
Let’s add Fr. Angelo Secchi to the list: the founders of the many branches of modern science that have been priests or religious, men and women of faith.
Christian mysticism arises when the Lord calls some people to a special life of contemplation that frequently includes mystical encounters with Him.