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Lectio Divina: Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday-Year A)

I have a small group of women that I try to get together with once a month to pray using lectio divina and the Gospel reading for theRead more »

Mercy in Our Stories

The word mercy has been falling into my lap a lot lately. One of the books I read during Lent was Pope Francis’ The Name of God isRead more »

Easter Season Favorites: Quick Takes Style

Happy Easter, friends! Yes, it has been five days since Easter Sunday, but it is still the Easter Season. We are in the Octave of Easter.Read more »

The Final Days of Lent: Questions to Facilitate Lenten Reflection

Today is the 5th Friday of Lent and in just two days we’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday and ushering in Holy Week. Can you believe we’reRead more »

Is It Still Easter?

Lent appeals to my checklist-loving, accomplishment-coveting brain. Especially as the mother to many young children, “finishingRead more »

Who is Jesus?

At the beginning of Lent our pastor gave everyone in our parish some homework to do. He asked us to read the Gospel of Mark. He wanted usRead more »

Seven Quick Takes: Easter Traditions

Our forty days in the dessert are almost complete – today is Good Friday.  And while most of the Quick Takes this week will featureRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ascension

N.B. Today, Ascension Thursday, is a Holy Day of Obligation (you must attend Mass) if you live in a diocese in the states of Connecticut,Read more »

A Tisket, A Tasket; What’s in Your Easter Basket?

My oldest child is in his twenties, so we’ve had a lot of experience creating Easter baskets for our children.  We want to make themRead more »

Christ’s Gift

Yesterday marked the most important day in all of the Christian faith… the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  This is theRead more »

Splendid Sundays – He Is Risen!

He is risen! Alleluia Alleluia!!! From all of the Catholic Sistas contributors, we hope you have a blessed Easter. 🙂 We’d like toRead more »

Stabat Mater Dolorosa, The Sorrowful Mother Stood

I just returned from Church, from our Good Friday service this evening.   The crucifixion was bloody, messy, ugly…a fittingRead more »

I am Barabbas

I remember the day as if it was yesterday and yet it was many, many years ago.  I stood with the rest of the congregation for the readingRead more »

Lent: A Time of True Change and Hope

Three years ago on March 2, 2010 we were experiencing blizzard-like conditions here in Georgia.  I remember vividly driving into Atlanta,Read more »