the searcher's path | that irresistible look
How is a vocation born? Where is its origin? What is its very first moment? The answer is somewhat obvious: a vocation is born in the heart of God! How and when, however, does it manifest itself in the heart of a person? When one perceives to be gazed upon by the Lord.
extraordinary people • Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine is commonly recognized as a third-century bishop and martyr, commemorated on February 14. He is moreover associated, since the High Middle Ages, with the tradition of courtly, romantic love. St. Valentine’s link with people in love is mostly legendary, but it enriches the sexual, simply human love, with a religious, mystical dimension. Given the contemporary need of understanding…
insight • renewed evangelization
Modernization, secularization, and the resulting social mobility are often perceived within Church circles as evils that are detrimental to faith and morality. However, these agents of social change can be used not only to improve and transform society but also as means to evangelize towards the attainment of the “New City” founded on Christian values referred to in the Book of Revelation.
in focus | a different world
Back then, cultural identity was simply defined by natural selection, geography, and locale-specific customs and traditions. However, because of migration, rapid trade and industrialization, cultural identity is easily blurred, if not constantly shifting or evolving. Factors that influence such rapid change seem to be easily accepted, but is the loss of identity, as a result of these factors,…