Entries by Angela Sealana

Why Purgatory?

In November, the Catholic faithful remember especially in prayer those persons who have passed away from this earthly life, especially those who are in purgatory. There are many misconceptions about this teaching, which itself stems from early Judeo-Christian tradition and teachings. To examine purgatory, we begin with this question: Does God have expectations of humanity? […]

Assisi, Italy – Birthplace of St. Francis & St. Clare

Mary Jane Fox and Robert Rodriguez invite you to travel to Assisi, Italy in the beautiful Umbrian countryside. Visit the site where millions visit today, drawn by extraordinary Franciscan spirituality. Meet the young Francesco Bernadone, and his friend Chiara Offreduccio, and be transported to their hometown, to the cross where Francis heard Jesus call him […]

Guardian Angels

How often do you greet your guardian angel? Join Mary Jane Fox for a look at these companions on our journey. Discover what (and why) the Church teaches about these spiritual beings, and how you can find help and encouragement in your own guardian angel. Please tune-in, and be reminded that you always have a […]

A Fresh Look at the Rosary

Originally printed as San Antonio Express-News “Belief” Column The Roman Catholic Feast of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7 offers an opportunity to introduce the rosary, an iconic image to some and a religious symbol to others, to all Christians and people of prayer. While some people wear it as jewelry, the Catholic faithful see […]

350 Renewed In Hope: Prayer Brunch 25th Anniversary (Videos & Photos)

SAN ANTONIO – Nearly 350 persons participated in Pilgrim Center of Hope’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Prayer Brunch on Saturday, September 22 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade. Festivities included “Saints Alive” – volunteer actors portraying Saints Anthony de Padua, Teresa of Avila, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Francisco & Jacinta Marto; Silent Auction with […]

Why the Cross?

“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.” (1 Cor 1:18). Almighty God, in his wisdom, chose the cross as the instrument of salvation for humanity, sacrificing his Son for our sins. As tragic as it is, the […]

Renewing Our Faith and Theirs

One of the most-asked questions we receive at Pilgrim Center of Hope is, “How can I bring my loved ones back to the Catholic faith?” I myself have asked this; it is the sincere question of a concerned loved one. In these situations, we tend to seek books, articles, or succinct answers. In my zealous […]