St Augustine, a great Saint of the Church said “Our hearts are restless O Lord, until they rest in you.” The desire for God is written in the human heart, because humankind is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw all humankind to himself.
Any journey towards the Church is primarily a journey towards God. This journey towards God is found through Jesus Christ.
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Word On Fire Blog
  • Club 451: Don’t Burn These Books! Read Them with Word on Fire!

    Apr 21, 2021 | 02:00 am

    Most of my school day from third through eighth grade was spent reading in a treehouse in my backyard, but I wasn’t a truant; my parents just homeschooled my brother and me for a few years. When I returned to[…]

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  • The Small Red Flame—Hope and Brideshead Revisited

    Apr 20, 2021 | 02:00 am

    “I had been there before; I knew all about it.” But it had been so long. Captain Charles Ryder, a middle-aged Englishman serving the homefront with his company during the Second World War, breathed deeply and surveyed the scene that[…]

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  • Join Bishop Barron for Another Reddit AMA!

    Apr 19, 2021 | 02:00 am

    In 2018, Bishop Barron became the first Catholic bishop to ever host a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). With over 11,000 comments, it became the third most-commented-on Reddit AMA of 2018 (behind only Jordan Peterson and Bill Gates). In 2019,[…]

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  • ‘8beats’: 8 Blessings for the Spiritually Hungry of Any Background

    Apr 16, 2021 | 02:00 am

    The 8beats Anthology is a series of short films by different Christian writers and directors brought together by Executive Producer Sam Sorich and Dallas-based Catholic Creatives. Following the example of the late Krzysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed Decalogue films, which explore the[…]

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  • Faith, Reason, and Conspiracy Theories

    Apr 15, 2021 | 02:00 am

    Credo ut intelligam—I believe in order that I may know. While St. Anselm, following St. Augustine, said this in speaking of Christian faith, what is articulated in this tight Latin turn of phrase does not apply only to the truths[…]

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Wordonfire Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons
  • Getting St. Peter’s Sermon Right

    Apr 21, 2021 | 02:00 am

    Friends, in today’s first reading, St. Peter tells us that there is no salvation outside of Christ. In this homily, I encourage you to let the truth of St. Peter’s statement, which challenges modern sensibilities, sink in—and further explore what[…]

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  • The Strangeness of the Resurrection and Why It Matters

    Apr 14, 2021 | 02:00 am

    Friends, Christ acts as an advocate for our souls through the cosmos-reorienting events of his death and Resurrection, the forging of a connection between heaven and earth. Our brother who walked the same ground and breathed the same air is[…]

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  • Life in the Church

    Apr 7, 2021 | 02:00 am

    Friends, today’s Gospel reveals the dawning of Christianity. With his wounds bared to his disciples immediately upon his arrival in their midst, Christ shows to us also our greatest sins in those nail and spear scars. God came, and we[…]

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Saint of the Day
  • St. John Baptist de la Salle

    Apr 7, 2007 | 08:00 am

    St. John Baptist de la Salle is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially amongst the poor. He is also the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, which now teaches around the world.The French priest was one of the first pedagogues to emphasize classroom teaching in the vernacular instead of in Latin. He also founded three teachers' colleges and, in 1705, he established a reform school for boys at Dijon.John was born in Rheims, France to a noble family of 10 children on April 30, 1651. He studied in Paris and was ordained in 1678. He died at St. Yon, Rouen on Good Friday, April 7, 1751. He was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1900 and named patron of teachers by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

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