The Eucharist is Christmas carried forward

Homily: Christmas and the Eucharist by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. There are so many subjects that we could talk about on Christmas day, but I thought the most appropriate would be to speak on Christmas and the Eucharist. There are many aspects to their relationship, but...

The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Catholic Discovery of America

by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. It must seem strange to associate the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Catholic discovery of America. What makes the subject strange is that most people think of the discovery of the New World in geographic terms. In 1492, an Italian navigator...

How St. Augustine contributed to religious life

History of Religious Life St. Augustine and the Religious Life by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The Institute of Religious Life and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence bring you the fourth in a series of lectures given by Fr. John A. Hardon S.J. on the theme: History...

The Mission of the Word

John the evangelist carefully distinguishes between the role of St. John the Baptist as the precursor of Christ, and Christ as the Divine Person who was sent by the Father to enlighten and thus redeem the world. As important as John the Baptist was in identifying...

The Ascension of our Lord is a promise

On the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, which is the closing of our Lord’s stay visibly on earth, this is both a commemoration and a promise and a condition. It is first of all, a commemoration. Christ really rose from the dead. Christ really ascended into heaven....

What is the key to holiness?

The Mission of the Fatima Family Apostolate by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. We address ourselves to the questions: “Why and how are Members of the Fatima Family Apostolate called to Holiness?” Needless to say, this subject covers an ocean of ideas. That is why I wish to...