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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 »

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

Saint Dominic and the Rosary Early in the 13th century in a church in Prouilhe, France, Saint Dominic poured out in prayer his grief andRead more »

Talk to Your Mother

Talk to Your Mother

On a beautiful crisp morning, my family and I were heading to the Marian shrine to Our Lady of Good Help in northern Wisconsin. It wasRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: The Encouragement of Our Lady of Fatima

We are living in dark, perilous times – no darker and no more perilous than the times preceding today’s society. However, asRead more »

Immaculate Heart of Mary Tutorial

The excitement over the tutorial for the Sacred Heart painting encouraged me to make one for the Immaculate Heart as well. I’mRead more »

A Magnificat Year

My palms were sweating like crazy. It was only my second attempt at the Sacrament of Reconciliation since returning to the Catholic ChurchRead more »

Four Myths About Catholicism Even Catholics Believe

As Catholics, we encounter a lot of misunderstanding about our beliefs from people outside the faith. Many think we worship statues, seeRead more »

A New Marian Devotional You Absolutely Need

Whether you have a devotion to Our Blessed Mother or not, the Manual for Marian Devotion by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of theRead more »

Advent, Momma Mary, and the {Slightly Messy} Art of Offering It Up

As Advent comes to a close, for me it has not been without a fair amount of spiritual introspection and reflection of the BlessedRead more »

Remembering Our Lady’s Sorrows

Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, andRead more »

The Magnificat– a prayer of trust

The Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowlyRead more »

A Miniature Marian Garden

The Kansas winds have blown  spring in and we have been working in our raised bed gardens planting what will hopefully keep us inRead more »

8 Reasons I {am trying to} Pray the Rosary Daily

I have one memory of praying the rosary as a child. I don’t know how old I was but I’m going to guess it was sometime around myRead more »

Why the First of January is a Holy Day of Obligation

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord has passed, and now we are in the thick of a joyous Christmas season! Hallelujah!    ButRead more »