How much do Americans spend annually on staying fit? The figure is astronomical―in excess of $60 billion on weight-loss programs and products, health club memberships, gyms, diet drinks, and supplements. According to data from the International Monetary Fund, the economies of 100 countries did not produce in 2012 what we put out each year to […]
As we enter into the Sacred Triduum with this Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, it is helpful for us to recall the nature of a memorial. The first reading from Exodus describes both Israel’s memory of the Passover, as well as the institution of its memorial to be celebrated from one generation to the […]
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010, France) By John Christman, SSS. What does it mean for us to love God and our neighbor? How far are we willing to go? How far is God asking us to go? These are some of the questions urgently pressing upon the hearts of a group of Cistercian […]
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