Video offers rare inside look of cloistered Alaskan nuns

A group of cloistered nuns in Alaska launched their first-ever vocations video. The clip offers a rare inside perspective on the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, a community of nuns who live their lives in an Anchorage monastery.

Setting out for an unknown future

For the second time in my life I am reading Thomas Merton’s autobiography, “The Seven Storey Mountain.” I first picked it up purely by accident during my first week in the seminary, 1949. I am reading it again in 2017.

Alaskans take pivotal step to join Catholic Church at Easter

On March 5 the Anchorage Archdiocese celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion in which 39 adults and 20 children from parishes across the archdiocese took a pivotal step in their preparations to formally enter into full communion with the Catholic Church at the upcoming Easter Vigil.

Truth, power & John the Baptist’s executioner

A guy who wanders around the desert in camel hair, eating bugs and tenaciously speaking truth to those in power captures my imagination. And yet, this year I find myself thinking not only of Saint John, but of the poor guy who, with no warning, was given the grizzly task of beheading Saint John.

Archbishop Etienne: Lent is “a call to conversation with God”

We can only imagine the various moments of prayer in Mary and Joseph’s lives as they raised the young Jesus. We can likewise ponder the tone and content of her prayer as she accompanied her Son in his ministry, and especially during his passion and crucifixion. Lent calls us to renew our own conversation with God in prayer…

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