The devoted stylites are remarkable models for Lent

The eccentric holy men known as stylites were first made famous by St. Simeon the Stylite, who lived in the fourth century in Syria. Simeon experienced a radical conversion, received the grace to endure extreme mortification and attempted to escape his constant

Unveiling the Advent allegory in Sweeney Todd

Discover how the musical “Sweeney Todd” surprisingly mirrors the themes of reflection and repentance in the Advent season. Using the characters and events of the play, writer Allison Barrick draws parallels to the Church’s teachings on sin, its far-reaching consequences, and the