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Subscribe to Jasper. Man of the Day: The Man Who Saved the Past “Colonel,” said the aide, “your commands are clear. We have to shell the cathedral.” The scene was fifty miles away from Paris, the great capital of France. The countryside far and near showed all the signs of war: burnt fields, buildings falling...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: FOIL “Joey,” says your mother, who has in her hands a big platter full of cinnamon rolls she has just taken from the oven, “could you fetch me a big sheet of aluminum FOIL, please?” “Sure, Mom,” you say, and you get the tube from the cupboard, you...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: Finding a Planet in the Sky “When I consider the work of your fingers,” says the psalm, “the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you should be mindful of him, or the son of man, that you should care for...
The Cardinal Newman Society recently published an article on their website highlighting Magdalen College Alumna Katelyn (Walker) Stumler ’08. The article begins: Katelyn Stumler was exposed to beautiful and reverent liturgical music while a student at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, N.H., which is recommended in The Newman Guide. Now as the...
Subscribe to Jasper. Art of the Day: Saint Michael, in Lucca, Italy Thousands of people are standing in the square outside of the church. It’s a breezy day at the end of September, but warm and sunny, and everyone is in a holiday mood. Old women are murmuring prayers. Little children try to get loose...
Subscribe to Jasper. Story of the Day: The California Missions Mrs. Jackson sat on what used to be a part of a wall, around what used to be a garden. She had a notebook and a pen, and a keen memory. A green lizard darted out from a hole in the crumbling brick, caught a...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: ICE The doctor in the big city hospital wiped his brow, which was dripping with sweat. They were ten stories up from the ground, and all the heat of the city street below came up in waves. Sometimes he thought that the walls were shimmering, it was so...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: LORD Christ Jesus was God Himself, says Saint Paul, but he came to us as a man, even as a slave, to dwell among us, to preach the truth to us, and to die for our sins: “He humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on...
Subscribe to Jasper. Story of the Day: The Boy with the Burnt Hand The old men were gathered together, high up in the citadel overlooking the walls of the city. Outside of the walls they could see the smoke of campfires rising from the ground. Around every fire there were men. They were soldiers –...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: Last Names When God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden, he said to the man that the very ground would be cursed because of his sin. It would bring forth thorns and thistles. He would have to eat his bread by the sweat of...
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