I was blessed to come into the Catholic faith with no preconceived notions about Mary. I hadn’t grown up as a staunch Protestant whoRead more »
A remarkable book came my way recently by a Polish Carmelite priest named Fr. Ladislaus Kluz, OCD. Kolbe and the Kommandant: Two Worlds inRead more »
There exists an incredible bond between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, something that I had never reallyRead more »
Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Usually this isRead more »
What connection could possibly exist among a bawdy Roman fertility festival, the deaths of holy saints, a sentimental holiday, and theRead more »
For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »
Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website.
In the same spiritRead more »
One of the most beautiful scenes that God, through nature, provides us with are sunrises. At the distant horizon you see before arising aRead more »
I’m Scandinavian with Viking roots–or at least, that’s what my 6’4″ Nordic father claimed. So every year, ourRead more »
It’s Not Christmas!
A friend recently bemoaned her inability to ‘get into the Christmas spirit’. Her discomfiture was painfully evidentRead more »
On the eve of the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, a story of Vietnam seemed appropriate.
About half-way up the Eastern coast of Vietnam,Read more »
The first All Saints Day I celebrated was also my most memorable: I gave birth to our firstborn child, Honor. It had been a harrowing,Read more »
If we are temples of the Holy Ghost; if we are made members of the Body of
Seven Sorrows of Mary, Our Lady of Quito found at Nunc Coepi,Read more »
In scripture, the theme of God’s mercy is strong. In fact, Psalm 136 tells us that “God’s mercy endures forever”Read more »
Have you ever heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? In it, the gifts get more extravagant as the days of Christmas wear on,Read more »
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