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Novena to St. Paul
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
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10
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
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
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
St. Teresa of Avila on False Humility
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
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
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
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
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....
The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood
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...