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Live! With Regis
Rachel Zawila

Days after signing off from his TV talk show, Regis Philbin reflects on fame, faith and Notre Dame football.

WEB+ Read an excerpt from Regis Philbin’s memoir How I Got This Way.
50 Hours With God
Kathryn Begnaud

As life left our mother’s body, God emerged in our hearts.

Following Christ to Calvary
Sculptures by Virginia Maksymowicz, text by Alfred McBride, OPraem

The Stations of the Cross have a profound message for each of us, every day.

WEB+ Read more about these Stations of the Cross sculptures.
Praying With Mary
Stephen J. Binz

Lent is an ideal time for lectio divina, praying with Scripture. Mary can show us the way.

WEB+ Resources on lectio divina.
The 'Mother Teresa of Honduras'
Kathy Martin O'Neil

On ailing legs, Sister Maria Rosa Leggol proves no cross is too heavy to bear.

WEB+ Read more about Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos and its many works.





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Madeleine Sophie Barat: The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known for the quality of the education made available to the young. 
<p>Sophie herself received an extensive education, thanks to her brother, Louis, 11 years older and her godfather at Baptism. Himself a seminarian, he decided that his younger sister would likewise learn Latin, Greek, history, physics and mathematics—always without interruption and with a minimum of companionship. By age 15, she had received a thorough exposure to the Bible, the teachings of the Fathers of the Church and theology. Despite the oppressive regime Louis imposed, young Sophie thrived and developed a genuine love of learning. </p><p>Meanwhile, this was the time of the French Revolution and of the suppression of Christian schools. The education of the young, particularly young girls, was in a troubled state. At the same time, Sophie, who had concluded that she was called to the religious life, was persuaded to begin her life as a nun and as a teacher. She founded the Society of the Sacred Heart, which would focus on schools for the poor as well as boarding schools for young women of means; today, co-ed Sacred Heart schools can be found as well as schools exclusively for boys. </p><p>In 1826, her Society of the Sacred Heart received formal papal approval. By then she had served as superior at a number of convents. In 1865, she was stricken with paralysis; she died that year on the feast of the Ascension. </p><p>Madeleine Sophie Barat was canonized in 1925.</p> American Catholic Blog When you go to Jesus, you’re not going to a God who only knows heaven; instead, you’re placing your hurting heart into pierced hands that understand both the pain of suffering and the glory of redemption.

Life's Great Questions

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Graduation
If you’re not able to attend the graduation in person, send an e-card expressing your pride and affection.

Ven. Pierre Toussaint
This former slave is one of many American holy people whose life particularly models Christian values.

Congratulations
Rejoice with a friend who is transitioning from the highs and lows of daily employment.

Birthday
Best wishes for a joyous and peaceful birthday!

Memorial Day (U.S.)
Remember today all those who have fought and died for peace.


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