Vocation story published

A month ago I was contacted by a former colleague from my first stint at CNS as an intern. At the time she was an assistant editor, now she is busy raising her young family and works part time with Peanut Butter & Grace.

Peanut Butter & Grace is a web site and social media conglomerate seeking to provide parents with practical ways to pass on the faith to their children.

Later this week, they will be releasing my first video as a part of a new series “Brick by Brick with Father Brooke.”

In anticipation of the release of the series and on the occasion of the the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I also shared my vocation story on their Web site.

Unlike my column with Catholic News Service in the fall, which also provided practical tips for promoting a culture of vocations, this article is exclusively my vocation story.

CNS column on humility

During Lent I wrote a column for CNS on the virtue of humility within the context of Lent. Specifically I tied those two themes to the modern usage of social media. My goal was to look at how social media affects our understanding of humility. Lastly, I provided some tips for how to overcome some of those related struggles.

Here’s a link to the column, published by the Boston Pilot.

San Sisto’s replacement: Sant’Andrea della Valle

The Lenten Station Church for Wednesday of the third week of Lent is San Sisto. You can read more about the church here. However, since the Church is unfortunately falling down and under repair, it cannot be visited at this time. Therefore, the North American College has been celebrating today at Sant’Andrea della Valle.

Santa Pudenziana

The Lenten Station Church for Tuesday of the third week of Lent is Santa Pudenziana. Read more about the church here.

San Marco

The Lenten Station Church for Monday of the third week of Lent is San Marco. Read more about the church here.

San Lorenzo fuori le mura

The Lenten Station Church for Sunday of the third week of Lent is San Lorenzo fuori le mura. Read more about the church here.

Santi Marcellino e Pietro

The Lenten Station Church for Saturday of the second week of Lent is Santi Marcellino e Pietro. Read more about the church here.

San Vitale

The Lenten Station Church for Friday of the second week of Lent is San Vitale. Read more about the Church here.

Santa Maria in Trastevere

The Lenten Station Church for Thursday of the second week of Lent is Santa Maria in Trastevere. Read more about the Church here.