I picked up the phone and heard my sister’s ecstatic voice on the line. “WE HAVE SOMEONE INTERESTED IN THE HOUSE!” My heart sang and I smiled. I could hardly believe my ears! This was good news, and a very big thank you was owed to St. Joseph. Going back to the beginning…. My sister […]
Natalie is a 22 year old Catholic wife and mama to two boys, Augustine and Ignatius. She met her husband Stephen through catholicmatch.com and they’ve been married since June 4th 2009. She is a cradle Catholic and comes from a family of 12 (seven brothers and two sisters) and considers herself a “natural” mama, or “crunchy” as some say. She loves to make sure the lifestyle of her family is as healthy, organic and natural as possible. She absolutely loves her vocation of wife and mother more than anything. She is also crafty and enjoys creating things with her hands. Her favorite hobby is playing her lever harp and creating music videos. Every time she plays, it reminds her of angels in heaven!
As this historic election winds down, I am at a loss for words. I can’t articulate the emotions I have felt over the past months and especially in the past few days, as I have watched family, friends, neighbors, online acquaintances, and others butt heads and tear each other apart. The things I have read […]
Michelle Fritz is a daughter of God, a cradle Catholic, a devoted wife of 20+ years to amazing husband Mike, eclectic homeschooling mother to eleven wonderful children. She has experienced the loss of 13 babies in her call to be open to life, but knows that God is always loving and always gracious. She and her husband know that they have an army of Saints already in heaven! They try to show their faith in everything they do and hope that all who come to know their family, also come to know the Lord.
Have you begun your Christmas list-making yet? In our family we like to challenge ourselves to make as many of our gifts each year! And this year we are focusing on handmade gifts with religious sentiment. For our friends and shut-ins we are making Saint Card bookmarks on burlap. This bookmark takes minimal time to […]
Tomorrow we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi! Children, and adults alike, find St. Francis easy to love especially because of his love for animals. Since I have had a few extra wooden boxes on hand I decided to make a small treasure box for our son. He loves all God’s creation […]
“Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe thy righteous ordinances. I am sorely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to thy word!-Psalm 119: 106-107 She founded a religious congregation. She served the poor with radical acts of Christian charity. She […]
Liz Schleicher is a Midwestern Catholic wife and working mama of one. Mental illness has visited her family to the third and fourth generation, and she battles to see the truth and beauty of each day. She blogs at St. Dymphna's Daughter and leads the conversation on Facebook at Catholics with Depression.