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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 »

Commuting at 73 Prayers Per Trip

I’ve decided to use my 35-mile commute to the best spiritual advantage: Instead of sleepily listening to music or the news,Read more »

Babies are Always Welcome

My Husband and I recently announced our second pregnancy. You can read more about our first daughter here, but long story short, she diedRead more »

Note to Self: Age with Joy

If I’m going to run the race, I want to finish well.  As soon as the end is in sight, I want to push myself even harder and faster untilRead more »

New Year’s luck: let Jesus be your ‘Dumbo feather’!

Happy New Year! Black-eye peas for prosperity, noodles for long life, ham for progress, cabbage for riches – these are some of theRead 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 »

A Miraculous Birth

Flashback: December 23, 2001. I am frantic over my son, Charlie, who left our house unnoticed. Charlie has autism and back then he had aRead 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 »

Cinderella Story?

Cinderella story? Well, sort of… Love at first sight? Maybe. All I know is the first night I met my husband I was smitten. We talked forRead more »

Trust in the Lord

Advent starts tomorrow. Advent is the season of waiting for Christ’s birth and it’s the New Year in the Church calendar so it’s naturalRead more »

The floating rosary

What better way to celebrate October, the month of the Holy Rosary and Respect Life, than with a beautiful floating Rosary!  OurRead more »

When every day is Groundhog Day…

It’s Groundhog Day! That’s how I feel upon arising from my slumber –  where I can fly by simply bouncing, visit with dearly departedRead more »

Splendid Sundays: Catholics and the Rapture

Today’s Mass Readings, with a reflection below. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 154 Reading 1           WisRead more »

Sit down, shut your mouth, and maybe you’ll learn a little something about PATIENCE!

Have you ever felt a little… edgy? You know… when you clearly didn’t get enough any sleep, and the husband is obviouslyRead more »

Unapologetic Apologetics

In this day & age it seems that Catholics most specifically, but all Christians really, are so scared of public dislike that they seeRead more »