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"St. Francis in Meditation," by Francisco de Zurbaran

Faith Amidst the Darkness of a Pandemic

The question of faith is not as much about whether we believe God exists as it is whether we are willing to come to him and trust in him. We say we have faith - do we really?

"Conversion on the way to Damascus," by Caravaggio

Faith: Gaining God's Perspective

Faith is a matter of vision: it is a way of seeing more truly and more fully, the healing of our minds that allows us to grasp what is real and what is true in its entirety.

"Adoration of the Shepherds," by Matthias Stomer

The Coming of Christ: God's Surprising Rescue Mission

In the midst of a great drama of realities visible and invisible, God invades rebel-held territory to redeem the wayward human race, taking on our nature in order to suffer on our behalf.

"Crucifixion of St. Peter," by Caravaggio

The Church: Christ's Continuing Rescue Mission

God established the Church as a colony of heaven on earth, which he inhabits and in which he clothes himself, continuing the rescue mission of Christ.

"Crowning with Thorns," by Jan Janssens

Seeing the Church with the Eyes of Faith

If it is true, as Christians believe, that Christ is incarnate in a Mystical Body, then that Body is the necessary focus of the world's story.

"The Incredulity of St. Thomas," by Caravaggio

Taking Stock of the Present Time

The Church is at once changeless and remarkably flexible: while the battle is constant, the terrain on which it is fought changes from one generation to the next.

"The Calling of St. Matthew," by Caravaggio

Responding to Our Time with Faith

Much of the Christian journey involves gaining a sense of the big picture: actively interpreting our lives according to the Catholic imaginative vision is essential for the Christian life.