Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Original Image: Bishop Robert Barron, Jim Gaffigan, Harry Connick, Jr. and more share about Divine Mercy

The image of Divine Mercy is familiar to many Catholics. It portrays Jesus with rays of red and white pouring from His chest. The rays symbolize the blood and water that poured from Jesus’ heart at his crucifixion – a sign of His love and mercy for all. What many don’t know is that the original image of Divine Mercy… Read more →

Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux

The Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA (just north of Chico) is one of 13 pilgrimage sites designated in the Diocese of Sacramento for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The men living at the Abbey are of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), commonly known as Trappists. The Cistercian monastic tradition dates back to… Read more →

Understanding Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si

Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si has been widely misunderstood by both the secular and religious press. The document’s scope is much broader than the reported Climate Change theme. It looks at not only man’s effect on the environment, but also the many philosophical, theological, and cultural causes that threaten the relationships of man to nature, man to his immortal soul and man to… Read more →