The Soul of the Apostolate The Catholic Man Show ‘The Soul of the Apostolate’ by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard, O.C.S.O is a must read for all men who are fighting the good fight. Running an apostolate is tough work and time consuming. It is easy to get caught up in the apostolate and neglect your interior… Read More

Of the myriad heavenly and earthly themes that season the epic poem The Odyssey, one of the most central is the meal. Homer uses eating, drinking, and the customs surrounding meals as a touchstone of character that reflects a person’s inmost nature. Thus is illustrated the true selves of the swinish suitors as they devour another man’s abundance;… Read More

If you read anything by St. Francis de Sales, you come away with the impression that he was patience incarnate. He talks endlessly about the wonderful benefits of meekness, gentleness, and kindness—especially to those who deserve it least. Yet, many don’t realize that this great saint struggled for most of his life with a fiery temper… Read More

I received this book for Christmas and I can’t tell you how excited I am to read it. Once I finish, I plan on writing my own review which will be posted to St. Michael’s website.  This is a review from Shane Kapler, who runs a Catholic Blog called Just a Catholic. Short Bio of… Read More

A GREAT ADVENT READ: “This should be our first Advent light: to understand everything, all that happens to us and all that threatens us, from the perspective of life’s character of waiting. We must endure all the blessedness and un-blessedness of waiting because we are underway… ‘Those who really wait for Him will not be… Read More

If you’re like me, Advent is a difficult season to celebrate, and is often overlooked. Before the first candle on the Advent wreath is even lit, our schedules fill up with gifts to buy, errands to run, and parties to attend. Through the hustle and bustle, we can forget the true purpose of Advent, to… Read More

We live in an age of soundbites and bullet points, in which fragmented attention is a fact of life. It is often difficult to find time to finish a lengthy article or essay, much less a book. That’s one reason why I love quotes. A good quote can inspire, rebuke, motivate, or encourage you in… Read More

When we think of the great Jesuit missionaries, we think of men such as St. Francis Xavier, St. Isaac Jogues and St. Paul Miki, who gave their lives toiling in foreign lands to preach the Gospel. Yet their stories seem to be from the distant past; where are the great missionaries today? He Leadeth Me,… Read More

“Often a father believes that being married and having children hinders him, if it does not altogether disqualify him, from achieving great sanctity.” To dispel this incorrect notion, Devin Schadt, in his book, Joseph’s Way, the Call to Fatherly Greatness, lays out practical ways for fathers to become saints within the day-to-day life of the… Read More