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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

From the Shepherds: St. John Vianney – A Saint of the New Evangelization, Part 2: The Priest as Catechist
By Bishop Mark Davies
Free In the first part of this series, we reflected on the life and times of St. John Vianney and the great obstacles he had to overcome to fulfill his mission to draw his flock into a closer union with Christ. He did so with humility and trust in the God who called him to this vocation. In this second part, Bishop Davies offers St. John Vianney as a... Read more
The Eucharist in its Jewish Context
By André Villeneuve
Although the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life,”[i] many Catholics are unfamiliar with its rich Old Testament and Jewish background. In this article, we will look at four aspects of this background: the king-priest Melchizedek, the Passover, the manna, and the bread of the Presence. Melchizedek: Priest of God Most High The... Read more
Inspired Through Art: Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Jan Vermeer, 1655
By Jem Sullivan
In the Gospels, the sisters Martha and Mary are described as friends of Jesus. In his masterpiece, “Christ in the House of Martha and Mary,” the Dutch master Jan Vermeer paints an extraordinary image of the Gospel scene when Jesus enters the home of his friends. Vermeer’s image offers us a powerful visual homily on what it means to be a friend of... Read more

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