From our rule

In their interactions with one another, the brothers and sisters should never engage in gossip, calumny, or detraction, or in verbal assaults, recrimination or divisiveness. Indeed, Saint Francis saw such behavior as antithetical to religious life, and as grounds for dismissal.

Saint of the day

    A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experience. There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life, whether ...