Archbishop Nelson J. Perez invites all Catholics to join him online to participate in a special Lenten Virtual Retreat. Tune in each night at 7:00 pm. Through Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020). Archbishop Perze has stated, “Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope. That is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty.” View the videos online at Archbishop Perez’s Facebook and Instagram, or the Archdiocesan Vimeo channel, website and Catholic Philly.
https://youtu.be/m1Ad9V_PfIk While we cannot come together each day for Mass amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we can bring you Daylesford Abbey to you each day at 11:00 am. Find us on Facebook for a live video each morning.
Cloistered Life is nothing new within the Catholic faith. In fact, cloistered life is both a blessing to those who have chosen religious life, and the community at large. Cloister comes from a Latin word, clausura, meaning “to shut up.” In a sense, one is “shut up” within a cloister, but cloisters are a way for religious brothers and sisters to find solitude to pray, work and make sacrifices for the good of the Church and the world. There are three types of cloisters. A papal cloister, the strictest form, means the cloistered monk or nun does not leave the monastery, [...]
https://youtu.be/PLicNFyWoeQ Father Casey Cole, host of the YouTube channel “Breaking the Habit”, finds Catholic leaders at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress to help guide us during Lent. For those wondering what they should let go of during Lent, these leaders provide insight, such as letting go of grudges and forgive, focus on your relationship with God and doubts, among many other things that will help you heal and become closer with God. Lent is a time of sacrifice, but you don’t have to sacrifice anything worth keeping to become closer with God. Let go of the negativity, embrace new ideas, [...]
March 19 celebrates the life of Joseph, Mary’s husband and earthly father to Jesus Christ. While it is not a holy day of obligation for Catholics in the United States, it is still important to celebrate Saint Joseph and his role in Jesus’ life. Joseph was married to Mary, Jesus’ mother. He traveled with Mary to Bethlehem, raised Jesus as his own son, teaching him his trade of carpentry. St. Joseph is considered the Patron saint of workers, and Pope Pius IX declared him the patron and protector of the Catholic Church. Additionally, St. Joseph is the Patron saint of Sicily. [...]