The Way of Beauty

The Making of a Disciple II

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

On May 13th, 1940, Winston Churchill, the newly-elected Prime Minister of Britain, delivered a memorable speech to the Ministers of the Admiralty... (Read more)

Walking with Peter: The Neophyte

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

He stood tall, burly, and hot-headed, an uneducated common man, a seasoned fisherman from Bethsaida, a town on the Sea of Galilee, and using human... (Read more)

Love among the Saints

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

In mid-February, the BBC broke a story concerning the friendship between Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II and Dr. Anna-Teresa... (Read more)

Almsgiving and Creative Ways to Give Alms

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

Despite Gospel counsels about almsgiving, this ancient practice can arouse negative feelings. Every day whether by phone or mail, agencies plead... (Read more)

Fasting and the Taste for God

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

In the epic film, “Gandhi,” Mahatma’s fifty-day fast is undertaken to bring about reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims. His extreme act of... (Read more)

Putting on Christ: A Plan for Lent

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

The festive days of Christmas have given way to the forty days of Lenten asceticism. During this time, the liturgy arouses in us the desire to... (Read more)

Letter Writing

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

The electronic age may have displaced cursive writing, but love letters, thank-you notes, and letters to Santa, for example, are typically... (Read more)

National School Choice Week

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

This week, the spotlight focuses on effective education for every child in this country.  It’s a week dedicated to the theme of school choice. ... (Read more)

A Tribute to the Church's 'Single Ladies'

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

An essay entitled, “St. Teresa and the Single Ladies” recently appeared in the New York Times.  Its author, Jessa Crispin, was prompted to write... (Read more)

Shine, Shine in Use

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

At the end of each year, WQXR, the classical radio station originating in New York, asks its listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of... (Read more)

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