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A reflection for the Feast of Saint Joseph Calasanz On August 25th the Church celebrates the feast of a man whose care for children has made him their patron saint. Saint Joseph Calasanz was born into a noble Spanish family in 1557. At the age of fourteen he decided to become a priest, but his ...read more
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalm 133:1 What is the key of life of the Piarist Fathers? How do we live as a community? The Piarist Fathers are dedicated to the education of children and youth, especially the poor, and the Holy Founder of the Pious Schools, ...read more
Video tribute to Gaetano Gagliano on his 100th birthday August 24, 1917 – April 14, 2016 Gaetano’s story is one that emphasizes it is possible at any age, and under any life circumstances, to embark on a new journey and realize a dream. It’s a story of how someone from a small farming town in ...read more
In today’s episode, we take a look at the 4 day visit of the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to Russia. The Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, talks about the current state of relations between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church on Vatican Radio. The official logos for the ...read more
(CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters) Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees Dear brothers and sisters! “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34). Throughout ...read more
Most of the time, as kids, we don’t have much choice in our friends. But if we did, what would you look for? What friend qualities would you look for? Last week I called friendship a sacramental, because, like all sacramentals (like a Rosary, prayer card of holy medal), it is something that points us ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, actor Leonardo De Fillipis tells us about the St. Benedict Press study program, Queen of Heaven and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Chris Bray. Author Lisa Duffy helps us heal after divorce and we meet Sounds of Prayer composer, Galloway Hiatt. Full program: [audio:SLRadio_170819.mp3] This program is ...read more
The staff of Salt + Light Media come from 14 different countries. This summer, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are reflecting on what makes Canada so special to each of us. Here Jay Turchansky, Junior Editor, reflects on the relationship food has with national identity. In 2014, I went to Poland for a volunteer exchange ...read more
Friends: We all have them and we all want them. We love them; we want to kill them. I’ve heard that friends are good for us: they make us healthier and they even make us more attractive! Can friends point us to God? Of course, right? But is that what you look for in a ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about meeting God in the Upper Room and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Jesse Manibusan. David Naglieri and Samantha Wallace of the Knights of Columbus give us some social media tips and we meet Irish teen-age singer, Cathal Gavin. Email us your ...read more