September 22, 2016

To attain great success (and great sanctity), you have to learn to play the long game


All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

September 21, 2016

Pope asks crowd: “Do you want a heart of stone, or a heart of love?”


At Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis explains how to prevent your heart from turning to stone.

September 20, 2016

The Monks of Norcia are seeking help rebuilding their earthquake-damaged monastery


The Monks of Norcia launch a grassroots campaign to rebuild their monastery properties following the devastating effects of the earthquake that occurred in central Italy on the Feast of St. Bartholomew, 2016.

August 31, 2016

TEDx Talk: Why nuns don't have midlife crises


J. E. Sigler is a graduate student and instructor of public speaking in the Communication Department at Virginia Tech. Her research practically applies the philosophies of J. L. Austin and Nicholas Wolterstorff to pin down the concrete ways in which God communicates to individuals, particularly how He communicates His call to religious vocations.

C.S. Lewis Doodle: The necessity of chivalry


This is an illustration of C.S Lewis’ essay that was published on 17 August 1940 in the heat and roar of the Battle of Britain - five days after 'Eagleday' (13 August 1940) – the Nazi Luftwaffe’s operation to destroy the Royal Air Force. It was also just three days before Churchill’s famous “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” speech (20 August 1940) concerning heroic British fighter pilots (some 500+ young fighter pilots had been killed in action up to that point). On the 15 September 1940 the Nazi’s were on the verge of victory but, suffering heavy losses, switched from a strategy of conquest to that of siege of the British Isles.