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My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God

In today’s readings, the prophet Jeremiah is feeling as though God has duped him because he had thought the life of a prophet might have been easier. Jeremiah has become an object of laughter and mocking, but though he must endure this mocking, he cannot endure the attempt to contain the burning fire within his […]

How To Become a Saint

  As the Vatican prepares for the canonization tomorrow of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, there is a great deal of media coverage, both on this particular canonization and on the process of canonization itself. At The Guardian, we find an article by Sophia Deboick that characterizes sainthood as the opposite of what […]