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  • Satan Recognizes Christ’s Body. Do We?

    Oct 20, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Recent studies suggest that many Catholics do not believe that the Eucharist is the Body of Christ. But there is someone who has no doubt about it—Satan. He knows that what looks like bread on Catholic altars and in tabernacles[…]

  • Tianna Williams: Leading with Beauty and Trusting in God

    Oct 19, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Today Matt Nelson sits down with Canadian artist Tianna Williams to discuss her work, as well as the methods and inspiration behind her paintings of the faces of Mary and the Saints. Could you begin by telling us about your[…]

  • Mr. Manna: In Praise of Demanding Teachers

    Oct 16, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Frank Manna was a master teacher who built a legendary high school band by making his students pass through a crucible. At times as ruthless as Terrence Fletcher—the jazz band instructor in the movie Whiplash—Manna demanded absolute perfection from his[…]

  • Accepting the Most Royal of Invitations: To Suffer

    Oct 15, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Let’s begin with something that is painfully obvious: Life is hard, and nobody gets out of it without a measure of suffering. No one. We need only look at the crucifix to understand the truth of it—to see the very embodiment[…]

  • Stealth Evangelization Through Music and Beauty

    Oct 14, 2020 | 02:00 am

    One of the eight principles of the Word on Fire movement is “leading with beauty.” This principle is on glorious display in the newly produced Word on Fire Bible, where beautiful art illustrates the Word of God in visible form[…]

Wordonfire Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons
  • Between Indifferentism and Tribalism

    Oct 14, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Our first reading for this weekend is taken from that wonderful middle section of the book of the prophet Isaiah. This particular passage is fascinating and conveys a very important but often unremarked upon biblical truth: Israel is God’s chosen[…]

  • Isaiah and God’s Holy Mountain

    Oct 7, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Throughout the book of the prophet Isaiah, there are references to God’s holy mountain. In the twenty-fifth chapter of Isaiah, we have still another reference to the holy mountain, and this is our first reading for the weekend. The mountain in question[…]

  • The Lord’s Vineyard

    Sep 30, 2020 | 02:00 am

    Our first reading presents a classic trope within the Israelite tradition: the image of the vineyard as a representation of the people Israel.

Saint of the Day
  • St. Ursula and the Virgins of Cologne

    Oct 21, 2004 | 08:00 am

    In the fourth century the pagan Saxons began to invade England, intent on destroying the Catholic Faith and violating the purity of all young English virgins. It was in the midst of this that a group of remarkable English girls fled from England to the Continent. This group included Saint Ursula and ten of her friends, each having a thousand companions, making their number 11,011 in all. However, in the year 383 Saint Ursula and her 11,010 companions were all found slaughtered for their purity and their Faith. This great martyrdom occurred in Cologne, at Germany, and a shrine has been erected to them there, containing as may of their bones as could be rescued.  A Religious Order of nuns in the Catholic Church was established by Saint Angela Merici in honor of Saint Ursula in the year 1535. They are known as the Ursulines. The Order of Ursulines, founded in 1535 by St. Angela de Merici, which is especially devoted to the education of young girls, has also helped to spread throughout the world the name and the cult of St. Ursula.Saint Ursula is the patroness of Catholic education (especially of girls), Cologne, Germany, educators, holy death, schoolchildren, students, and teachers. She is often represented in art and icons as a maiden shot with arrows, with a clock, and is often accompanied by a number of other companions who are being martyred in assorted, often creative ways.