The term mindfulness has become a buzzword lately across all levels of society. However, it is a term which has caused some controversy in the Roman Catholic Church. Since the concept of mindfulness is deeply rooted in Eastern religions and philosophies, it seems to some Catholics that it has no place in our faith. Susan… Read More What Is The Key To Catholic Mindfulness?
In today’s modern world, it can be difficult to relate to the Catholic church and it’s many traditions. In the times of Junipero Serra, the world was a simpler place, and we were more connected with the natural world and the power of God. Today, we live in a very different community where we are… Read More What Does Being Catholic Today Involve?
Every day, each of us makes our mark on the world we live in, for better or worse. Leaving theological considerations aside for the moment, the effects we have on those around us can easily persist for years, and in the case of some notable figures, centuries. The mark Junípero Serra left on the world… Read More Junípero Serra’s Legacy Versus Modern Takes on Immortality
Contrary to what most people think, the Spaniards in California have long kept an eye in the area longer than the existence of the missions – from the first encounter and subsequent discovery of California in 1542 by one Juan Cabrillo to the establishment of their first settlement in the region through the founding of… Read More Five Legacies from the Mission Era of California