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The Answer is Always the Same

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

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

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

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

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 Our She Didnt Realize Lent is Almost Over

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 »

I Did Nothing for Lent

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 »

Kids and Lent

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 »

A Reflection Revisited: I am Barabbas

As I sat in Mass this past Sunday I struggled to participate in the Gospel reading. Each year I am choked up by the words that we are askedRead more »

Lectio Divina: Palm Sunday (Year A)

One of the aspects of lectio divina that I like is the chance to spend some time with God on a short bit of Scripture. God can speak to usRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

Praying for Our Enemies: A Lenten Sacrifice

Welcome to day 26 of our Lenten season. If your season has been going anything like mine, well, you are probably as eager as I am to beRead more »