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Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »

Betty or Veronica?

In mainstream culture, this question is presented to us females as: What kind of girl are you?  What kind of girl do you want to be? Read more »

Merry Christmas!!

Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website. In the same spiritRead more »

The Immaculate Conception: Christ’s First Gift to Mary His Mother

One of the most beautiful scenes that God, through nature, provides us with are sunrises.  At the distant horizon you see before arising aRead more »

Get Ready to Celebrate St. Lucia’s Day!

I’m Scandinavian with Viking roots–or at least, that’s what my 6’4″ Nordic father claimed. So every year, ourRead more »

Advent – Don’t Rush! It’s not Christmas Yet!

It’s Not Christmas! A friend recently bemoaned her inability to ‘get into the Christmas spirit’. Her discomfiture was painfully evidentRead more »

Vietnam, Lepers and Vocations

On the eve of the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, a story of Vietnam seemed appropriate. About half-way up the Eastern coast of Vietnam,Read more »

Saints Remind Us to Choose Joy

The first All Saints Day I celebrated was also my most memorable: I gave birth to our firstborn child, Honor. It had been a harrowing,Read more »

Catholicism 101: Creation and the Angels

Creation and the Angels God is the Creator of heaven and earth because He made all things from nothing.  The chief creatures of God areRead more »

The Seven Sorrows of Mary, our Mother

If we are temples of the Holy Ghost; if we are made members of the Body of Seven Sorrows of Mary, Our Lady of Quito found at Nunc Coepi,Read more »

Veiling Through the Joyful Mysteries

In June I shared ‘Lifting the Veil…’, a post about my decision to begin veiling. In reading the subsequent comments, I found renewed vigorRead more »

Confessions of an Alleged Mary Worshiper

If you’ve ever heard anything negative about Catholics, you’ve probably heard that we worship Mary above God. That goesRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven

If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary.  Have you ever stopped toRead more »

Family Vacation: A Survivor’s Guide

Here we go! It’s packing day or, should I say, packing week, here at the our house.  We are getting ready for our annual familyRead more »

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