Catholic Life

Sacred Places

By Father John Welch, O.Carm, on the Board of Members at Joliet Catholic Academy |


Pope Francis, in his prophetic letter on care for our planet, wrote, “The history of our friendship with God is always linked to particular places which take on an intensely personal meaning.

Journeys of the Soul

By Father John Welch, O.Carm, on the Board of Members at Joliet Catholic Academy. |


Our relationship with God is dynamic. This evolving relationship with God is often expressed as a journey.