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Category Archives: Liturgical Year

July Old St. Nicholas

by: Martina KreitzerSo much of what we know about St. Nicholas is wrapped up in secular culture; St. Nicholas has been turned into SantaRead more »

Monthly Dedication Resources: July, The Precious Blood of Our Lord

by: Rita SuvaEvery month of the year in the Catholic Church is dedicated to a particular devotion of the Catholic faith. July is dedicatedRead more »

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Did you know Catholics in this country are still encouraged to forgo meat on Fridays, not just during Lent, but throughout the year? TheRead more »

Running to the Tomb

by: Maurisa MayerlePeter’s brow is furrowed with worry and his eyes are open wide in suspense.  One wonders what thoughts were runningRead more »

The Answer is Always the Same

by: Mary Beth WeisenburgerIt could be posed in my prayer journal. It could be in the form of a petition during Mass. Or it could beRead more »

A Little “Light” Reading: Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross

by: Stephanie RothBut…I’m starting to finally get it…the purpose of this liturgical season, the reason for it occurring every year, itsRead more »

A Letter to My Daughter on Her First Holy Communion

Dear Daughter, I remember my First Holy Communion like it was yesterday. I remember the warm May day, the excitement of putting on myRead more »

Uniting to Christ’s Life-Giving Suffering

by: Sarah AntonioGod’s perfect original plan did not include all of this suffering. In the same way, His original plan did notRead more »

My Liturgical Suitcase: The Penitential Psalms

I never felt a weight associated with the liturgical seasons until I had children. From the moment I held my eldest son, I knew I had theRead more »

“Peter Moments” and Lent

by: Anni Harry…the more I realized I had just experienced a “Peter moment.” A moment in which I was called to identify Christ in myRead more »

GIVEAWAY: The Holy Week Spiritual Care Package for the Woman Who is So Stressed Out She Didn’t Realize Lent is Almost Over

by: ColleenEver thought to yourself, wow I had such great intentions with Lent and now – life. You had your Lenten disciplines allRead more »

The Year I Did NOTHING For Lent

How I gave up nothing, took on nothing…and left everything to the Lord.   My Plan for an All-Star Lent It was Lent 2014. I wasRead more »

The 2018 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Sacrifices

Lent is coming up fast (in one week actually) so if you haven’t given any thought to your Lenten sacrifices for the upcomingRead more »

The Ultimate 2018 Lenten Book List for Families

I love the idea of having a family Lenten practice.  For several years, we have chosen to spend 30 minutes of each day readingRead more »

Keeping Your Kids Engaged Throughout Lent

Can you believe that we are having a conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth?Read more »