Two holy men take divergent paths toward sainthood

The book about Carlo Acutis shows an otherwise ordinary teenager living the faith with beauty, simplicity and trust and is highly recommended for confirmation-age students; the second book tells the story of Aloysius Schwartz’s journey to the mission fields and living the life of the poor while serving them.

Being Christian means being missionary, pope says

Pope Francis expressed his intention to promote an extraordinary missionary month in October 2019 with the goal of increasing the passion for the church’s evangelizing activity ‘ad gentes,'” a phrase meaning “to the nations” and used to describe missionary activity focused on people who still have not heard the Gospel.