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Saints and Discernment

Saints and Discernment

Above: Detail from The Annunciation by Nicolas Poussin (1657, National Gallery, London). By Fr. David Gaines One of the most incredible gifts given to us, the Church Militant, is the Church Triumphant: the saints and angels in Heaven. They are constantly beholding the...

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Peace, Listening, and Rules of Discernment

Peace, Listening, and Rules of Discernment

Above: People pray before the Blessed Sacrament in Eucharistic Adoration. By Fr. David Gaines Pope Benedict XVI said: “If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know...

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Some Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Seminarians

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Seminarians

Above: Spokane seminarian Nick Sund (center) pictured with family and relatives. By Fr. Kyle Ratuiste “Support seminarians,” sounds like a self-evident maxim for people who desire to see more priestly vocations and for those who have a friend or loved one in the...

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Catholic High School Grads Enter Seminary

Catholic High School Grads Enter Seminary

Above: David Frank (L) and Timothy Gogl (R) have entered seminary for the Diocese of Spokane after graduating from Catholic high school last spring. By Fr. Kyle Ratuiste Two Catholic high school graduates entered seminary formation for the Diocese of Spokane and are...

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