In 1997, eight Trappist abbeys founded the International Trappist Association (ITA) to prevent non-Trappist commercial companies from abusing the Trappist name. Today there are only 10 authentic Trappist ales in the world.
Listers, "faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth."
Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain.
Pope Leo XIII once said that St. Thomas Aquinas was "like the sun, he heated the world with the warmth of his virtues and filled it with the splendor of his teaching."
The Eucharist is the "source and summit of the Christian life" and there is no greater way to grow in faith and grace than feeding on the Bread of Life.
12 selected political cartoons featuring Pope Francis.
"Augustine says (Music. ii, 15): 'I pray thee, spare thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.' Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists in playful words or deeds."
To help our kids understand this love and to remember it throughout the year, SPL has put together a great list of Sacred Heart crafts and recipe ideas. Our favorites are listed here, with links to the original postings.
SPL has created five Facebook Cover images with particularly potent quotes from His Holiness Pope Francis. Enjoy.
A few comment on Vice President Joe Biden's mood at His Holiness Pope Francis' papal inaugural mass.