Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns
Tolkien

“Saint Tolkien”: Why This English Don Is on the Path to Sainthood

It is well-nigh impossible to be well-read these days without at least knowing the names of the English writers G. K. Chesterton and J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien has captured the imagination of the world through his great epic, The Lord of the Rings, and the at times densely theological, at times amusing writings of …

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beauty

5 Things Beauty and the Beast Teaches Us About Beauty and Evangelization

Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale that many of us cherish from our childhood. As with all good fairy stories, there are layers of meaning and analogy that can be gleaned from it. But have you ever considered it under the lens of evangelization? When taken as a story of the conversion of …

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chicken

Jesus’ Restaurant Serves Chicken (of the Sea) for Lent

There has been a multiplication of the loaves and chicken fish in this past week at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. Lovers of the sometimes-called “Jesus’ Restaurant” will be delighted to hear that they need not deny the family friendly restaurant their patronage on Fridays during the Lenten season. At participating locations, you can order your tastefully tart …

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Get a Sneak Peak of Audrey Assad’s Upcoming Album, Evergreen

Audrey Assad’s newest album, Evergreen, is her first full album of original work to be released in 4 years. While the official release date comes later this month, those who supported her Pledge Music campaign got an early download of the album to enjoy at the end of January. After listening to the album a …

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How Many of Peter Kreeft’s Recommended Books Have You Read?

In a lecture given at Immaculata Classical Academy, Dr. Kreeft gives his top two “must read” recommendations from 13 different categories (for a total of 26 books). He is careful throughout to pick books that are relevant in today’s times, formative, and accessible for everyone – even if challenging. For example, he somewhat surprisingly does …

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Flannery

Story to Song – Flannery O’Connor’s Continued Influence on Songwriters

Have you heard yet about the recent hit album put out by the Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph? Released under the band name of the “Hillbilly Thomists,” it is currently sitting at #6 on Billboard’s best-selling bluegrass albums list. The ensemble is comprised of 10 Dominicans, 2 of whom are priests, who are …

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John

St. John of the Cross Weighs in on the Big Topics of 2017

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, and this age-old adage bears weight in the spiritual realm as well. As humanity collectively – or individually – struggles with different aspects of our fallen human nature through the centuries, certain themes rise and fall in a cyclical timelessness. And so it is that a great …

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Throw Open the Doors of Your Heart to Jesus Through This Advent Novena

Looking for another rich tradition to incorporate into your celebration of Advent? Has your observance of the Advent season been derailed, causing you to search for something to help you finish strong and prayerfully? Look no further than the Latin American custom of Las Posadas! This is a beautiful and unique novena that brings to …

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