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Dave Brubeck: Making a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

By Mark Lombard

This jazz icon sought to break racial barriers, cross national boundaries and build cultural connections. Then he found the Catholic faith.

Little Sister, Big Heart: St. Jeanne Jugan and Her Little Sisters

By Carol Ann Morrow

This month, the humble Jeanne Jugan will be canonized. Those whose lives have been touched by her legacy feel the honor is long overdue.


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Washington’s Franciscan Monastery: Always Worth a Visit
Visitors come year-round from near and far to see the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C. Photo story by Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

Father Damien of Molokai: Hawaii’s Saint
Father Damien de Veuster ministered to those with Hansen’s disease. It was a ministry that cost him his life and made him a saint. By Lisa Dahm

Africa in the Spotlight
Will this month’s Synod for Africa be able to be fully owned by Africans because it addresses the Church’s internal and external needs? By Else Strivens

Fiction: The Secret to Pacing
She always seemed a step behind. By Alain Kerfs



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