The Way of Beauty

Reflections on Veterans Day

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

November 11th belongs to the veterans of our armed forced and their families.  In other part of the world, especially in Europe, it is... (Read more)

Personal Prayer

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

“I’m not a religious person, but I am a spiritual person.” So goes a common protestation among young and old alike.  Their spirituality has... (Read more)

Days of Special Remembrance

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

As October makes way for November, the feasts of All Saints and All Souls bring home in a special way our belief that nothing and no one is... (Read more)

Celebrating All Hallows' Eve: Part Two

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

Editor's note: Part one of this series can be read here. Next to Christmas, Halloween is the most commercial and the most anticipated... (Read more)

From All Hallows' Eve to Halloween: Part I

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

Halloween fever is just around the corner.  In two weeks, many children and adults will don costumes of all designs and descriptions.  PetSmart... (Read more)

Some Reflections on Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

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

In his address to Congress last month, Pope Francis mentioned four exemplars of the great American enterprise: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther... (Read more)

Recapping the Papal Visit

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

Last week, Pope Francis held much of the nation riveted on his presence, words and gestures. Millions gladly stood for hours in long lines to... (Read more)

Pope Francis: Missionary of Mercy and Peace

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

The warm familial approach of Pope Francis imitates the way Jesus was present to others. The early disciples followed Jesus because he spoke... (Read more)

Mercy

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

Mercy is active compassion.  This concise definition from the Encyclopedia of Catholicism drives the Hebrew Scriptures where the title “Lord of... (Read more)

Catholic Education IV: Grace under Pressure

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

Catholic education is pedagogy of values and principles that prompt our students to aim high for excellence.  It also prepares them for... (Read more)

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