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Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus – A Book Review

“Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus” by Philip Michael Bulman is a book that encourages devotion to the Sacred Heart ofRead more »

On the 5th Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me….light.  On this 5th day of Christmas, I am challenged to seek the light that Christ gave us for Christmas.Read more »

A Heavenly Lesson from St. Gertie

On Sunday, November 2, we confirmed our suspicion of being pregnant. Ah, seven kiddos. Downsizing just before number six was born, IRead more »

Joyful Anticipation: A Prayer to Prepare our Hearts

Throughout Advent we have shared ideas on how to make the Advent season more holy and more memorable for your family. As we near theRead more »

Tis the Season for weight loss?

This is probably the wrong time to broach the subject of weight.  Advent and with Christmas time is not when we want to think about losingRead more »

Examining the Examen

Each year as Advent approaches, I look for new and more ways for our family to reflect and grow closer to God. We try to add prayer timesRead more »

Preparing for the Christ-Child Through Prayer

Advent is the season in which we wait for the coming of our Lord. We begin preparing a place in our hearts, just as Mary and JosephRead more »

Line By Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part X

This is the tenth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. As a mom of 5 kids, I am often plan ahead forRead more »

The Power of Prayer

There is much debate on whether or not prayer can help a person heal from a physical malady. There have been numerous studies to testRead more »

Three Deaths, Many Lessons

I’m sure that non-Catholics find it more than a little odd that we believe there can be merit to suffering.  The history of theRead more »

When Life Gets Old

Isabel, ninety years old, bed-ridden, unintelligible, unable to communicate, afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. This is myRead more »

The Gift of a Son

I hold you close and kiss your sweet head. I hold your hand and notice how tiny it looks nestled in my own. I watch you run and hear youRead more »

Line-by Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part IX

This is the ninth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. “From the malicious enemy, defend me.” Every SundayRead more »

Pray the Rosary

Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario by Damian Domingo (1790-1832) Today is the Memorial for Our Lady of the Rosary. It’s a great dayRead more »

How to Lose Weight the Fast Way

::disclaimer:: This post is not intended to cause distress toward those who suffer from eating disorders. The title may inadvertentlyRead more »

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