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A Space for Grief: A Reflection on Our Lady of Sorrows

A Confusing Feast On first look, Our Lady of Sorrows is confusing. It’s a whole day, a whole “Feast” Day, devoted to sorrow. How does oneRead more »

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

by: Maurisa Mayerle“On a pilgrimage you step outside your comfort zone. You see the world from a fresh perspective.”Read more »

Happy Feast of the Assumption!

When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. ToRead more »

How Not To Martha Up Your Life

How (Not) To Martha Up Your Life

by: Antonia GoddardI knew God was right, I needed to slow down, to listen to His word, to do what he wanted for me and stop worrying aboutRead more »

Mea Culpa Correcting Misunderstood Mariology

Mea Culpa: Correcting Misunderstood Mariology

by: Maurisa MayerleFather Dave Nix, known as Padre Peregrino, featured noted convert and die-hard Thomist, Dr. Taylor Marshall on hisRead more »

A Name Most Powerful_ Mary for CS

A Name Most Powerful: Mary

by: Anni HarryYet, we see in the Gospels that she also kept all things in her heart. The difficult moments in teaching a toddler-Jesus toRead more »

The Art of Letting Go

The Art of Letting Go

by: Michelle HamelI find myself frequently bringing my feelings of fear and sadness to God over this process of letting go. I know that HeRead more »

WhenOurLadyReachesDowntoUs

When Our Lady Reaches Down to Us

by: Michelle HamelYet, throughout all of the discouragement and suffering, God carried us. He helped us to survive such traumaticRead more »

Dearest Sisters…Please Pray with Me

Is there anything more motivating than the love we have for our children? I think God does that on purpose. How sanctifying it is to be aRead more »

Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary: 9 Tips for Spiritual Success

It’s Christmas Eve, sisters! With today being the vigil of Our Lord’s birth, I can’t think of a better way to thank JesusRead more »

Mary, My Mother

Sobbing in my car, I heard myself scream, “I can’t do this!  I don’t know how to be a mother!” I was in my lateRead more »

The Obstacle...The Desire...The Rosary

The Obstacle… the Desire… the Rosary

by: Anni HarryDevotions are amazing, personal, and prayerful ways of deepening each individual’s relationship with God. There are moreRead more »

Responding to Crisis

Responding to Crisis

by: Maurisa MayerleRight now the Church needs our prayers more than ever.  This crisis has all the hallmarks of a satanic attack on MotherRead more »

Catholic Brain: Learn It. Know It. Live It.

I was recently asked if I would like to review the website Catholic Brain. Intrigued by the name, and even more intrigued by the siteRead more »

Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the Darkness

I wrote this post last year after a dark season of Lent.  If you entered the Lenten season with a heavy heart, where fears and doubtsRead more »

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