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Celebrating Womanhood Catholic Church Style

I’m so tired of hearing how the Church doesn’t respect women, how the Church oppresses women, how the Church doesn’t want women inRead more »

The Glorious Mysteries—Everyday Style

I wrote previously about how praying the Rosary and applying the mysteries to my day to day life is what makes it meaningful to me. IRead more »

Lifting the Veil…

.   …onto my head I have been contemplating wearing a chapel veil to Mass for a while now. At 54, I am just old enough toRead more »

Two Heavenly Mothers

The month of May is special month because we honor our Blessed Mother. I don’t think it’s a coincidence we celebrate Mother’s DayRead more »

How God Pursued a Soul

During this month of Mary, I always find it inspiring to spend time in prayer contemplating her great “yes” to God. Though I can never knowRead more »

The Joyful Mysteries—Everyday Style

Like most Catholic mothers, I derive great strength from the Blessed Mother. She is everything I aspire to be as a mother, as a woman, andRead more »

EGG-straordinary Lenten Rosary Project for your Family

I’ve been reflecting on Lent for the past week and how I am going to observe this time of penance, alms giving, and prayer. MyRead more »

Lourdes and Our Lady

In the Jubilee year of 2000, my husband, Joe, and I were able to go on a short pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine in Lourdes. We went with ourRead more »

“And Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart…”

To ponder: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; to meditate. Whatever happened to pondering, anyway? Now, we do a whole lot ofRead more »

Birthdays, Blocks and Mary

My son turned two the other day. Let the games begin! Ever since he was a newborn, and before the Catholic Church was even a blip on myRead more »

Our Lady of Guadalupe: More than an oversized truck decal

Disclaimer: The reference to the truck decal is not an admonishment of the use of the truck decal.  It is by my own personal experienceRead more »

St. Hannah Pray for Us

I am going to take this opportunity to introduce you to a saint that I have developed a special devotion to, St. Hannah. St. Hannah is theRead more »

No MisConception, Here!

Imagine for a moment that you could choose your mother. Unrestricted by time, out of all the women in the world, you can handpick the womanRead more »

Mary’s Sinlessness and Our Salvation

Sinless suffering. Have you ever thought about what it would have been like if Mary hadn’t been sinless?  After pondering on Jesus’sRead more »

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary! Today, September 8th, we recognize and celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary- our mother and the mother ofRead more »