The Way of Beauty

Spotlight on education at Matteo Ricci College

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Matteo Ricci College (MRC) is one of eight schools and colleges that form part of Seattle University, a Catholic institution conducted by the... (Read more)

Jane and John go to college, and so do their parents

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In a week or two, freshmen from around the country will begin their college education. The first year, the most important of the four, is meant to... (Read more)

Back to School: The Catholic Philosophy of Education

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

“It’s back to school,” the many ads remind us.  The noble work of education will soon begin anew.   The word, educate, from the Latin educere,... (Read more)

Martyrdom Then and Now

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The brutal end for Edith Stein and her sister Rosa came quickly.  On August 2nd, 1942, the Nazis arrested and transported them by cattle train in... (Read more)

Can the Catholic Church die?

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In the first three hundred years of Christianity, it was entirely possible for the fledgling Christian religion to be killed off, for it was this... (Read more)

Needed: More Canonized Mothers and Fathers

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

When Zélie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, were canonized in 2015, it must have crossed the minds of many in the Church: ... (Read more)

The House We Live In

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The photos tell heartrending stories of a nation and a world in great pain.  In America, racial division and violence; elsewhere, religious... (Read more)

Leisure and Summer Time

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

With the celebration of Independence Day, the door to summer activities is opened wide.  Leisure is taken more seriously than at any other time in... (Read more)

Two Pillars, Two Heroes of the Church

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Apostles of the Lord—two pillars, two heroes of the Church. June 29th belongs to Saints Peter and Paul. Of Pillars and Heroes At the... (Read more)

The Bishop and the Chancellor: Martyr-Saints

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

They stood with the few who resisted his insatiable power. During the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47), John Fisher served as the Bishop of... (Read more)

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