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Novena to St. Paul

Posted on January 17, 2017

Every year, the St. Paul Center prays a novena for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25. We pray to our patron for the conversion of our families and friends, as well as for our own deepened conversion. Join us for the next nine days as we ask for the powerful intercession of our beloved patron, St. Paul.

  Day One: Today we pray for our own deeper conversion. May we be tireless apostles for the...

Anointed Ones: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Baptism of the Lord

Posted on January 09, 2017

Readings:

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7

Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10

Acts 10:34-38

Matthew 3:13-17

 

Jesus presents himself for John's baptism in today's Gospel, not because He is a sinner, but to fulfill the word of God proclaimed by His prophets. He must be baptized to reveal that He is the Christ ("anointed one")—the Spirit-endowed Servant promised by Isaiah in today's First Reading.


Slaughtering the Fatted Calf: The Gift of Hospitality

Posted on November 29, 2016

This post is an excerpt from The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet by Emily Stimpson Chapman.

 

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A few years after I moved to Steubenville, I bought a house of my own: a 1915 Craftsman that needed restoring from top to bottom. Unlike the couples fixing up homes on HGTV, I didn&rsquo...


15th Anniversary Gala Highlights

Posted on November 08, 2016

Dr. Scott & Kimberly Hahn with Mike Aquilina

 

View from LeMont Restaurant

Dr. Hahn gives the pre-event toast

Attendees browsing Silent Auction items 

Executive Director Andrew Jones     

Co-Founder Kimberly Hahn

Chaplain Fr. Jay Donahue offers opening prayer 

Ben Astono...


St. Teresa of Avila on False Humility

Posted on October 14, 2016

This post is an excerpt from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.

I am not surprised at your imperfections as I find many in myself, although I have had much more spare time here than I have enjoyed for a long while, which has been a great comfort; may our Lord comfort your soul too, as I beg of Him. Amen. You exaggerate your imperfection; I have experienced something of the sort...


An Introduction: Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

Posted on October 11, 2016

This post is excerpted from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.

You have in your hands a thirty-day retreat that can—and will—change your life. We don’t propose that you spend thirty days off in a cave somewhere. That would be contrary to the spirit of St. Thérèse. Instead, we propose...


The Love of St.Thérèse of Lisieux

Posted on September 28, 2016

This post is an excerpt from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke.

 

“And then she said to her divine guide: “You know where I want to go, You know for whom I want to climb the mountain, for whom I want to reach the goal. You know the one whom I love and the one whom I...


Follow the Path of the Saints

Posted on September 15, 2016

In Ralph Martin’s modern classic, The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, the three stages of spiritual growth are defined as the purgative, illuminative, and unitive.

The purgative stage includes the initial phases of the spiritual life—conversion, turning away from sin, bringing one’s life into conformity with the moral law, initiating the habit of prayer and the practices of...


Scott Hahn Unleashes the Creed

Posted on July 27, 2016

In this special 50th episode of the Art of Catholic, Matthew Leonard interviews Scott Hahn about his exciting new book titled The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages.  In this barnburner episode he unleashes incredible insights into what we profess to believe every week at mass.

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The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood

Posted on June 27, 2016

The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing).
 
Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Its name comes from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning “thankfulness” or “gratitude.” It...