The following is an excerpt from the Lancers in Lima blog, which will be updating readers as students from Notre Dame in Fairfield travel on their first international mission trip to Lima, Peru.
Happy July 8th! This will forever be the anniversary of Notre Dame’s first Read More ››
As someone who attends college seven hours away, I always look forward to an opportunity to come home for a break. I love where I am, but there is something about the familiarity of home that provides refreshment and joy amidst the challenges each semester presents. Read More ››
Editors Note: These comments were originally delivered by Helen Burland, Executive Director of St. Catherine Center for Special Needs on its 20th anniversary. They have been printed and posted here with her permission.
I am Helen Burland and I have the honor and privilege to serve Read More ››
Lately, I’ve been pondering an expression my Father used to have when it looked like the world as we knew it was spinning out of control.
He’d say “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The older I got, the more convinced I became Read More ››
Like many people around the world, particularly Catholics, I was greatly saddened by the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, “Our Lady” in Paris. As the fire was burning out of control, many French leaders commented about the importance the beautiful edifice had become to the Read More ››
Ferry Galbert, a seminarian at St. John Fisher Seminary, gave the following address at the Second Annual Rector’s Dinner on Saturday, May 18, which honored Msgr. Stephen M. DiGiovanni, founding rector of the seminary and pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, along with Read More ››
I sat in the hospital waiting room, waiting for inspiration. Well really, I was waiting for my dad to come out of surgery, but I thought inspiration might come, as it usually does at times like this. The faces around me looked tired and strained. I Read More ››
“Go to Father Check – tell him I sent you. St. John Fisher Seminary – in Stamford. You know St. John Fisher Seminary?”
I extend my arms, palms upward, mock-exasperated: “Father, I teach there.”
Father laughs warmly. “That’s not a problem, not a problem. They won’t reject you Read More ››
“I’m not leaving.”
I sat beside my brother’s hospital bed.
My husband frowned. “What?” he said. “Nobody said anything about leaving.”
True. Moments earlier, however, I’d mentally decided to check-out. Maybe it was a defense mechanism. Maybe I couldn’t handle the truth.
My brother, 33, was battling kidney failure. Jim Read More ››
I’m doing a novena for Democrats and Republicans. For Catholic Democrats and Republicans. (And Independents, too, of which I am one.) I’m praying that the Holy Spirit brings us together because politics certainly is pulling us apart in the Church.
For many of us, political views compete Read More ››
NORWALK—On Saturday, February 23, St. Philip Church, in collaboration with local parishes andCatholic Relief Services, held its annual hunger awareness event “FoodFast – Be the Change” to help raise awareness and funds to eradicate World Hunger. As the title indicates, everyone was fasting for the entire Read More ››
If you know me, you know I love to be outside. I could walk for hours just taking in the beauty of nature. It is often in nature that I witness God’s presence most of all. Gazing on the beauty of His creation can bring a Read More ››
I know I am getting older. Most days I don’t feel it, but there are markers in my life that remind me that the years are passing by. One of those markers is being asked to witness a marriage. It began for me a little over Read More ››