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Dearest Sisters…Please Pray with Me

Is there anything more motivating than the love we have for our children? I think God does that on purpose. How sanctifying it is to be aRead more »

Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary: 9 Tips for Spiritual Success

It’s Christmas Eve, sisters! With today being the vigil of Our Lord’s birth, I can’t think of a better way to thank JesusRead more »

Longing for Christmas Magic

his eyes lit up at the sight of twinkling lights, miniature houses, and a train. He let out a gasp filled with wonderment: Christmas atRead more »

Reflections on the Nativity

I’ve been reading Saint Francis de Sales Introduction to the Devote Life and applying some his proscribed practices to my prayerRead more »

A Tale of Two Snow Days

It was Monday morning, and I breathed a sigh of relief as my boys boarded the school bus. After pouring myself a cup of coffee, IRead more »

God Has a Purpose for You

We traded the truth for a lie. We traded love for lust. We traded masculinity for weakness. We traded femininity for masculinity. We tradedRead more »

Advent Within Me: Waiting on my Baby… and the Messiah

I’m really bummed I’m not having a baby in time for Christmas. Well, knock on wood.  I’ll be 35 weeks at Christmas.  Which is aRead more »

A Catholic Sistas Review:Stay Connected

REVIEW: Stay Connected – Journals for Catholic Women

the day I received this book, I grabbed my water bottle, my snack, my unopened mail packages, and a notepad and pen. Once I got settledRead more »

Advent Traditions–The Jesse Tree

Our parish priest despises the Jesse Tree. Sadly it is for good reason. As a seminarian, the liturgy director absolutely forbid ChristmasRead more »

When the Kids are Gone: Tips for Single Parents

Being a single mother is stressful. It’s challenging and chaotic. It’s so easy to be stretched too thin and exhausted. What’s even harder,Read more »

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How Our Advent Tree Came To Life

In today’s world, we find Christmas decorations fighting with Halloween items for space on the store shelves. It is easy toRead more »

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Do the Thing You Hate for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Like, if you EVER – and I mean E-VAH – saw me doing this, you should probably look for the four horsemen of the apocalypseRead more »

2018 Advent Photo Challenge

Advent begins in less than a week! And, like last year, it’s a pretty short Advent too. The fourth week of Advent is only two daysRead more »

A Letter to Expectant Mothers

Dear Expectant Mother, Sitting in the doctor’s office, I picked up the latest parenting magazine. It was filled with articles aboutRead more »

My Baby’s Vocation: Reflecting on Pregnancy with the Benedictus

How do you even describe pregnancy? I’m 28 weeks pregnant. TWENTY-EIGHT WEEKS.  This baby is coming, and she is coming SOON. Read more »

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