Closeup of Wooden Jesus on the Cross

Finding Beauty in Holy Week

There’s a common phrase we hear when discussing our faith. Perhaps you’ve heard it in class. Possibly, you’ve read it in a blog post. Maybe, you heard your favorite Catholic speaker lay claim to it, nodding your head and thinking, “yeah man, that.”

Franciscan University Christ the King Chapel rooftop

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Palm Sunday, April 14 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 15 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 6:30 a.m. 12:05 p.m. Mass Canceled: 4:45 p.m. Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 6:30 a.m.…

Open Road

Teach Us to Sit Still

That unfulfilled nature of being human, and of yearning for something more, for God, is a common theme during Lent. We wear ashes to remind us we’re dust. We fast to feel hunger. We walk the stations of the cross, shifting our weight uncomfortably as we hear “If this cup shall pass,” while knowing full well it won’t. We’re well aware there’s a cost to discipleship—and it often comes with walking away from the one thing we’ve convinced ourselves we need.

People sitting on a bench

Wrapped in the Arms of Mercy

I was eight years old when I went to confession for the first time. The whole idea of confession terrified me. Already very shy and mortally afraid of talking to people, I was not looking forward to telling a stranger all the bad things I had done. The church was very bright and very full…

Black Bean Soup in a bowl

Vegetarian Recipes

Giving up wing night or pepperoni pizza can be a challenge during the Lenten season. After the 15th vegetable disguised as meat appears on your plate, you may feel ready to pull your tongue out. But really, Lent doesn’t need to end in desperately pleading with angels for an end to the avocados.