“This is the road to Heaven; let us walk in it. It is the Purgatory of our sins; do not let us think it too hard. This is what God’s friends mus pass through; let those who will spend their time in pleasure…and for the the sake of the joys to come, forget your present pains, and wait patiently until you see our Lord, who will come sooner than you expect Him.”

-St John of Avila, Finding Confidence in Times of Trial 


Michael Lichens is the Managing Editor for Catholic Exchange. When he's not revising and editing, he is often found studying and writing about GK Chesterton, Religion and Literature, or random points of local history. He holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.