Feast & Fast

Born in Hungary in the forth century, St. Martin of Tours was the son of a high-ranking officer in the Roman army. Around the age of 10 he began attending a Christian church, against the wishes of his pagan parents, eventually becoming an official catechumen. At the age of 15,…

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Faith

Steak. Just the mere mention of the word causes many people’s stomachs to rumble and their mouths to water. Now, imagine you’re starving and a chef walks in the room with a steak still sizzling on the cast iron skillet. He places it on a table in the middle of…

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Where is God?

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 8:00 a.m., November 1st, 1755. Destination: Lisbon, Portugal. A bustling port city and capital of Portugal, Lisbon was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe. It boasted one of the biggest ports on the Atlantic Ocean, and for 250 years the city…

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Truth

Imagine one day that there’s a knock on your door, and when you answer there’s a little boy in a cub scout uniform. He’s pulling a wagon that has little paper cups with dirt in them. He says he’s giving away free tree plants and wondered if you’d like one.…

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Flames

In southern Germany, a few miles from both the Austrian and Swiss borders, there is a hamlet by the name of Wigratzbad. The tiny little town became a Marian pilgrimage site in the early 20th Century after a series of Marian apparitions began in 1918 and continued to 1936. The…

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Drama

How often has this happened to you: You’re watching a movie, and all of a sudden you get this feeling like you know what’s going to happen next. And then, you’re right. “Ha! Called it!” And if it happens often enough, you start to feel like you have some sort…

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