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Many of my family members had a devotion to the Virgin Mary. My late grandmother would constantly request Our Lady’s intercession and would often fall asleep at night while praying the Rosary. … more
Easter is truly the most important time of the liturgical year. As Saint John Paul II said, “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song.” Easter lasts 50 days, from the first … more
The Catholic Church specifies that those 14 years and older abstain from meat on both Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays in Lent. Those ages 18-59 also observe a fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. … more
There are many ways to celebrate Lent with children. I have found the simplest activities are the ones that children enjoy the most and we, as parents, are more apt to do since they don’t … more
“As we enter Heaven, we will see them, so many of them, coming toward us and thanking us. We will ask who they are, and they will say: ‘A poor soul you prayed for in … more
After having our first child, my husband and I considered if we would allow our children to partake in Halloween festivities. At first thought, Halloween appears to be sinful, right? Goblins, … more
Surprise! My husband and I are expecting another baby! For those of our family members and friends who do not already know, we will be welcoming our fourth baby later this year. We are overjoyed at … more
Songs often get stuck in my head, which is another reason why I choose to greatly limit my listening to secular music and instead stick to Gregorian chants. However, one song has been in my head and … more
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) This is one of Jesus’ Beatitudes from His Sermon on the Mount. “Poor in spirit” … more
Saint Paul writes: “but I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3) So, what … more
Motherhood is both fulfilling and draining, exciting and monotonous, inspiring and challenging, joyful and tiring, fun and ordinary and so on. More important than all of these is the fact that … more
“Happy Easter! Christ has risen!” I said to my children on the Wednesday morning after Easter, as I had done each day since Easter Sunday. “Stop saying it every day!” my … more
Children, especially young children, may find it difficult to understand the penitential season of Lent. However, Lent is not only for adults! Our family has enjoyed several activities that help our … more
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