When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think of big romantic gestures. Maybe a candlelit dinner or a gift of roses. The reality is that I have never experienced any of those things. Most Valentine’s Days I have been single. The only exception to … Continue readingNavigating Heartbreak: Novena to St. Valentine
A Confusing Feast On first look, Our Lady of Sorrows is confusing. It’s a whole day, a whole “Feast” Day, devoted to sorrow. How does one celebrate and commemorate sorrow? What’s more, Mary’s the Queen of Heaven, and Heaven’s a place of eternal happiness. How … Continue readingA Space for Grief: A Reflection on Our Lady of Sorrows
When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. To help them remember, I offered a type of mnemonic device. Which vocabulary word is used to describe when Jesus bodily rises to heaven … Continue readingHappy Feast of the Assumption!
In today’s world, we find Christmas decorations fighting with Halloween items for space on the store shelves. It is easy to succumb to the temptation of putting up the decorations and tree in time for Thanksgiving. Turkey day may or may not end up … Continue readingHow Our Advent Tree Came To Life
Every month of the year in the Catholic Church is dedicated to a particular devotion of the Catholic faith. July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Our Lord. … Continue readingMonthly Dedication Resources: July, The Precious Blood of Our Lord