Aleteia, Meg Hunter-Kilmer: The history of the Church in China is a long and complicated one, with mission after mission that lasted only a time before being driven out by persecution. In the 19th century, St. John Bosco (who influenced so many saints it sometimes seems everything he touched turned to a halo) had a dream about the future of the Church in China: a chalice filled with sweat and another filled with the blood of Salesians. More here.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.Please say a prayer for my dear Mother (who authored that longer article on Saint Ignatius). I'm with her at the ER, where she has a sprained ankle and a gash on her forehead after a fall.1 day ago