A New Apostolic House

A New Apostolic House

A few months ago the Sisters of the Apostles of the Interior Life established a new apostolic house in Rome, Italy. For years the women in formation and the older Sisters, dedicated specifically to the apostolate, were living side by side in two apartments hidden within the “Eternal City”. The amount of space had become limited with the increase in Vocations and time was ripe for an opening of a new apostolic house. Within a short month the walls had a fresh coat of paint, curtains were put up, the Sisters moved in, and the furniture was in place. All of these preparations took place in order to make the house more welcoming and homey where the Sisters could live their community life.   It is interesting to note that this house, like the houses the community...

A Love that saves us from our indifference

A Love that saves us from our indifference

Giuseppe fixes his gaze towards me, his eyes revealing both confusion and sadness. “My grandpa died last month, and my mom has been depressed ever since. How can you believe in God when there is this kind of suffering?”   I wasn’t planning on talking about Daniela that day, but in the end I couldn’t think of a better witness of true joy and the meaning of life to share with these high school students. “You know that one of the happiest and most fulfilled persons I have ever met was a young woman terminally ill with cancer?”   As I began to describe the smile, the joy, and the beauty of my classmate, who passed away when she was just 34 years old, I could see that some of the students in the classroom were becoming teary-eyed. “I don’t have easy answers for you....