Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Attention Theology of the Body enthusiasts!  You can keep up with what is happening at the Theology of the Body Congress this week by following their posts on Twitter here! You can find out info about the TOB Congress at

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

AMDG - For the Greater Glory of God

These college students share how they use their talents to glorify God and which saints inspire them in doing so:

Saints from Cory Heimann on Vimeo.


Monday, July 12, 2010

CCM to Appear on EWTN's Life on the Rock

CCM just returned from a trip to EWTN to tape an episode of Life on the Rock!  Our show will air on August 5th at 7pm central time.  Check it out and let us know what you think! Here are some photos from the trip:

Fr. Patrick, Kristen and three of our students (Stephanie, Stacie and Kelli) with Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry after taping our episode of Life on the Rock.

The girls at the entrance to the network.

CCMers with Chelsea Zimmerman, the guest for the live airing of Life on the Rock following our taping on July 8th.   Chelsea was paralyzed several years ago following a car accident and currently runs a blog about her life and her opposition to embryonic stem cell research.  You can check out her blog at

The girls with Mother Angelica... ok, ok.... The girls with a picture of Mother Angelica.

The girls at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL. It was absolutely beautiful!  This is where our former students, Sr. Kateri and Sr. Edith live a life of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  What a blessing! 

It was a great trip!  Thanks to everyone at Life on the Rock and EWTN!  We especially thank Jill for inviting us on the show!  Be sure to tune in to EWTN on Thursday, August 5th at 7pm central to watch our episode! 

FOCUS Conference 2011

Some of our students attended the National Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Conference last January in Florida.  All reported having a great time!  We want to encourage more students to attend one of the FOCUS Conferences again next January!  This time around FOCUS will be having four conferences throughout the month of January spread throughout the country:  one in Denver, St. Paul, Nashville and Baltimore.  Obviously the closest one for our students to attend would be in Nashville the weekend of January 28-30.  You can find out more info such as speakers and entertainment, registration cost, etc. at this website:
I definitely encourage you to attend if you can!  It's a great weekend to pray, learn and meet awesome new friends! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Defend Marriage!

The USCCB has added a new website about marriage.  Check it out!  It has great information, a well-written FAQ page, videos, documents, etc.  Lots of info to help you understand the Church's teaching on marriage - it's beautiful, builds up the human person and the common good, and teaches us who we are as male and female!
USCCB: Defense of Marriage
USCCB - Marriage: Unique for a Reason

Demand Your Dignity - Don't Believe the Lies

Great message  - guys telling girls that they're beautiful just the way they are; that they deserve better than to be treated like an object - very Theology of the Body!:

Thanks to Sr. Helena!

Congrats, Sr. Edith Marie!

Many congrats to Sr. Edith Marie of Our Lady, Ark of the Covenant (Thuy Ha) upon receiving the habit!  We're very proud of both of our former students who are currently novices with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Hanceville, AL!  Above is a photo of Sr. Kateri and Sr. Edith following Sr. Edith's investiture.

Following is the reflection presented to Sr. Edith Marie at the investiture:

You have received the holy habit of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration.

With this habit, you have taken on a journey in faith.  Like Abraham, you have left home and family in obedience to God's call, and you travel now toward an unseen land of promise, flowing with all good gifts.  Like St. Paul, you strain forward toward Christ, your goal. 

With this habit, you have taken on publicly the life and responsibility of this community before God an all who are here to witness and celebrate this joyful event in anticipation of the day when you will profess the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience for which you now prepare.
  • By the grace of God, you have undertaken to live the life set down by the Rule of St. Clare, the Constitutions of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration, and the customs of this house.
  • By the grace of God, you have undertaken a life of adoration, of prayer and of penance for the sake of the world for which Christ died and rose, and for which he lives to make intercession at the right hand of the Father.
The life you have undertaken is one you share with those who have lived it before you and those who will live it with you.  You now wear the habit of your Sisters, the community of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. 
  • Like these, your Sisters, you have left home, family, possessions, to journey in Christ, to Christ, and for Christ. 
  • With these, your Sisters, you have accepted His invitation to live a life in common, to work in common, to pray in common. 
  • From these your Sisters, you will receive the help and support of prayer, of love, and of the example of fidelity to this life, which some here have lived for a short time, some for many years.
  • We are here with you, and we will not leave you to travel alone.
  • With you, we all journey in the company of a great cloud of witnesses - St. Francis and St. Clare, the Franciscans of all ages, Mother Marie Claire and all her Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration in many lands.  They are our inspiration, our guides and our companions on the way.  Look to them for help. 
In a moment, you will receive the new names by which God has chosen to call you.  With His cloud of witnesses, visible and invisible, around you, may you journey in peace and in joy, under the protection of your new patron saints, and with Mary, the Mother of Christ, and your Mother to show you the way.