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Seven Quick Takes Friday: 7 Marian Hymns & the Rosary

Given that the month of October is dedicated to the beauty of the rosary which was given to us through St Dominic in 2006, I have decidedRead more »

You Did It to Me: Pray for the Living and the Dead

Welcome to the series “YOU DID IT TO ME” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be a twice aRead more »

Laudato Si with My Children

Reading Laudato Si was like falling in love. For my husband and me, it brought back memories of the exciting early mornings of twelve yearsRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

White Martyrdom, Red Martyrdom, and a Rainbow

Listening to the homily during the 4 p.m. Mass, our priest gently reminded us that white martyrdom was coming to a close; soon toRead more »

The Happy Catholic: A Summer Resource Guide

We are living in some crazy times. The headlines can be very discouraging to the devout. Suddenly, it seems we are living in a parallelRead more »

Entirely Too Connected… Or Not?

Last weekend, my oldest son and I had the opportunity to have an overnight trip together. His soccer team was playing two games aRead more »

Praying for Our Priests

Recently two reports were made public by the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference. In one, the results of a survey are presented claiming aRead more »

Dear 8 Pound 6 Ounce Newborn Infant Jesus

“Dear 8 pound 6 ounce newborn infant Jesus, don’t even know a word yet, just a little infant and so cuddly but still omnipotent, thank YouRead more »

Book Review: Soul of Christ: Meditations on a Timeless Prayer

The Anima Christi, or Soul of Christ, prayer is one that I was completely unfamiliar with until about three years ago. At the time I wasRead more »

Seven Things That Are (Way) Better as a Catholic

Having spent most of my life as an atheist (I converted just 13 years ago), I have a good basis of comparison for the difference betweenRead more »

Mothers with Muscle Memory

We’ve made it to mid-Lent. How is it going for you? As always, it starts with a gusto and, at least for me, becomes so much moreRead more »

Simon of Cyrene Revisited

Dear Friends, I originally wrote this piece on November 5, 2012. I thought this would be a good time to rerun it. If you ar familiar withRead more »

A Day for Feasting

Since I am almost entirely Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is every day. His medals are worn by two of our children, his prayer is a common choiceRead more »

Seven Quick Takes; Lent – take two!

How is your Lent going? Mine, as usual, is … well – its LENT! So, of course, many of my good intentions have been thrown intoRead more »

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