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Happy Valentines Ash Wednesday

Happy Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the first installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid lookRead more »

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

by: Martina KreitzerWorried your Catholic children will leave the Faith? This article will inspire you and then give you strategies toRead more »

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

Saint Dominic and the Rosary Early in the 13th century in a church in Prouilhe, France, Saint Dominic poured out in prayer his grief andRead more »

Talk to Your Mother

Talk to Your Mother

On a beautiful crisp morning, my family and I were heading to the Marian shrine to Our Lady of Good Help in northern Wisconsin. It 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 »

REVIEW: 100 Holy Hours for Women

  “The Eucharist is the greatest gift of the love of Jesus Christ.” St. Peter Julian Eymard   This year, the CatholicRead more »

Prayer Amongst the Scrub Oak

Confession: I’m a spiritual slacker.  No, really I am.  I don’t want to be that way but no matter how much I’ve tried toRead 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 »

Praying with My Husband

I grew up in a faithful Catholic household with Catholic parents who prayed with us and with each other. I thought that wasRead more »

Anxiety is the devil

I’ve battled some serious anxiety in my life. I was diagnosed with extreme anxiety at one point. I suffered from shaky hands, heavyRead more »

How to Build Your Family on a Rock (and Why!)

Communicate together, Heal together Recently our family has had to deal with injustice and dishonesty toward our family. It was painful,Read more »

Why Everyone Needs to Read Hatchet (Not Just 6th Graders)

Reading for Work? Heaven. I’ve recently started teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts classes (basically English Class, I’m not quiteRead more »

My Island of Lost Things

I’m not quite sure when I officially began calling my eccentric Catholic behavior a “ministry of lost things.” I’m not even completely sureRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: The Encouragement of Our Lady of Fatima

We are living in dark, perilous times – no darker and no more perilous than the times preceding today’s society. However, asRead more »