• Seeing God as fantasy or hobby doesn’t make sense of vows and vocations

    Seeing God as fantasy or hobby doesn’t make sense of vows and vocations

    • Oct 15, 2017

    Some people’s understanding of God makes him into a nice fantasy, cherished heirloom, psychological consolation or entertaining hobby. None of these understandings, however, makes sense of the religious vows of a Catholic religious sister, or even the vows of married Christian people. A young woman with the world at her fingertips who recently decided to enter the convent offers the latest proof of the point.

  • Pope sneaks out of Vatican to visit convents, have lunch, and take a walk

    Pope sneaks out of Vatican to visit convents, have lunch, and take a walk

    • Aug 11, 2016

    Pope Francis snuck out of the Vatican on Monday for a drive, a walk in the woods and lunch with an Italian bishop at a small convent. St. John Paul II regularly left the Vatican unannounced. Such private escapes seem to be much rarer for Pope Francis; at least, they have not been reported.