When we begin our day with the Daily Offering or end our day with an examination of conscience, we will pray in a specific location. This place of our prayer is sometimes called an “oratory.” The word “oratory” comes from the Latin word “orare,” meaning, “to pray” and is most commonly used to refer to a

Six years ago Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope. He chose the name of Francis, thinking of St. Francis of Assisi, “the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and preserves creation,” as he told reporters three days after his election. Like St. Francis of Assisi, the Holy Father has sought

Lent provides an opportunity for us to return to God. We begin this time on Ash Wednesday, when we seek conversion and a change of one’s life, renewing our hearts. It is this preparation that will lead us to the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection at Easter. This time does not cease to offer us a