Entries by Angela Sealana

Beautiful Hope

Our recommended spiritual tool for this week is the book Beautiful Hope, edited by Matthew Kelly. As we struggle to survive and grow in a culture that seems to produce hopelessness with astounding consistency, and when everything seems chaotic as we are faced with many negative realities, we may be tempted to think that nothing […]

ENCORE! Finding Hope

We all struggle to live and survive in a culture that focuses entirely on the wrong things: wrong values, wrong direction, wrong understanding of reality, and that can lead to chaos and total hopelessness. The rat race seems unending and often leads only to disillusionment, discouragement, depression and even despair. In the midst of all this, however, God is […]

His Cross In Your Life

by Bertrand Weaver, C.P. The Cross has the answers you are seeking… … and Fr. Weaver’s powerful book will help you find them. It’s just 112 pages of always practical, never theoretical, advice. Father Weaver reveals how the cross can bring you peace, joy, and happiness, and he shows how you can unite any suffering in your […]

St. Paul of the Cross

Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul lived at a time when many regarded Jesus just as a great moral teacher nothing else. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In […]

ENCORE! Why the Crucifix?

Why do Catholics use, wear, and display crucifixes if Jesus has resurrected from the dead? Listen in as Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox discuss this popular question. Catholicism Live! is a weekly series connecting issues of the faith and Church teachings to daily life since 2000. Featuring internationally- and nationally-known guests and topics on the faith, Church teaching, […]

Coming to SA: Pope Francis’ Missionary of Mercy

SAN ANTONIO – Officially commissioned as “Missionary of Mercy” by Pope Francis, Paulist Father Bruce Nieli will visit San Antonio on September 22 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of local ministry Pilgrim Center of Hope. Hundreds will gather at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade for the Prayer Brunch event. Father Nieli is a longtime friend […]

ENCORE! Growing In Love

Who is Jesus? How does he change lives? How can we become more loving toward ourselves and others when we encounter Jesus? Join Mary Jane Fox this week, to learn more! WHERE to TUNE IN: Encore – Tues., July 17 @ 11 AM Facebook.com/CTSA15 Catholic Television of San Antonio (Spectrum channel 15) Encore – Fri., July […]

St. Henry de Osso

Our Saint of the Week this week is a very special friend for Pilgrim Center of Hope, St. Henry de Osso. Our building at Pilgrim Center of Hope was formerly a convent of the Teresian Sisters, and St. Henry de Osso was the founder of their community. In fact, as you drive onto the property, […]

The Name of Jesus

Each week, we like to provide you with a tool for your spiritual journey. Our Spiritual Tool this week is very simply: the Name of Jesus. Did you know that the month of January in the Church is traditionally dedicated to the Most Holy Name of Jesus? The name of Jesus is radical! On one […]

Time for A Spiritual Check-up

When’s the last time you gave yourself a spiritual check-up? If you answered recently, then congratulations! However, it’s more likely that you answered not recently or never. According to several reputable research studies almost 750,000 people in Bexar County report having no association with a religious faith…the number is up 50-percent from the year 2000. […]