St Dominic: Holy Eyes and Holy Purity for Men

A short helpful post by Taylor Marshall: Someone once asked Saint Dominic why he kept his eyes lowered to the ground during most the day. The saint’s response: “So that my eyes might be pure when I one day behold the Blessed Mother.” Incidentally, here is a good custom for men who try to keep…

The Archbishop of Westminster on Lenten Disciplines

With some wise words via Ruth Gledhill: Take time to slow down, don’t eat meat on Fridays, make time for God and self-examination. These are some of the suggestions from the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols to help all of us, not just Catholics, to cope with life in difficult times as Lent approaches once…

Would You Pay to See John the Baptist's Tooth?

… After all, the display includes 2,000-year-old teeth, shards of bone and splinters from a first-century execution device. But these are not just any teeth, bones and splinters. Tradition holds that they belong to John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, St. Luke, and the cross on which Jesus was crucified.Once upon a time, pilgrims would trudge…