Dismas the Thief by John Janaro (’85)

Dismas the Thief by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) GREAT CONVERSION STORIES All the Gospel accounts speak of criminals crucified with Jesus, but Luke (23:39-43) is the only source that indicates that a great conversion took place on the gruesome heights of Golgotha that...
Saint Basilides by John Janaro (’85)

Saint Basilides by John Janaro (’85)

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) GREAT CONVERSION STORIES Christian apologists in the Roman Empire often stressed that the persecution of the early Church actually fueled her growth.  Tertullian famously coined an expression that has come down through...
Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo by Heather King

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo by Heather King

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) CREDIBLE WITNESS Chiara Corbella Petrillo (1984–2012), Italian-born wide and mother, gave birth to two children, both of whom died within an hour.  Pregnant for the third time, she refused treatment for a rare and...
Emperor Ezana the Great by John Janaro

Emperor Ezana the Great by John Janaro

Reprinted from Magnificat (www.magnificat.com) GREAT CONVERSION STORIES In the ancient world, “Ethiopia” was a term broadly applied to the African region south and east of Egypt.  Beyond the confines of the Roman Empire, its peoples had distinctive African cultures...
Achieving Peace of Mind by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Achieving Peace of Mind by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Excerpt taken from Theology of Prayer, Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J. (Boston, MA: Daughters of St. Paul, 1979), pp. 150-161. Achieving Peace of Mind By Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. There is hardly much need telling ourselves or proving to others that ours is a restless age....