Our deceased loved ones are safely in God's loving hands

In these November days, as we look out our windows and walk the streets watching leaves fall against the backdrop of a wet, gray sky, the Church reminds us that we Christians are full of hope. Why, during what might seem a season of gloom, are we full of hope? Because we are never alone.

God’s inexhaustibility

The movie “Of Gods and Men” tells the story of a group of Trappist monks who make a painful decision not to flee the violence in Algeria in the 1990s and are eventually martyred by Islamic extremists. The diaries of one of those monks, Christophe Lebreton, chronicling the last three years of his life, was published under the title “Born from the Gaze of God: The Tibhirine Journal of a Martyr Monk.”

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