If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary. Have you ever stopped to think about what it means? I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately. What does it mean to … Continue readingThe Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven
Being military, my family moves often. This comes with its advantages: we have seen different parts of the country; we have friends everywhere, making it easier to find a place to stay when we travel; and if we really dislike a place, we do not … Continue readingPurgatory – The Church Suffering
Have you ever heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? In it, the gifts get more extravagant as the days of Christmas wear on, culminating in a menagerie of musicians, dancing ladies, and a whole lot of birds swimming or hanging out in pear … Continue reading“The Gentiles shall walk in Thy light, and kings in the brightness of Thy rising.”
Imagine for a moment that you could choose your mother. Unrestricted by time, out of all the women in the world, you can handpick the woman who will carry you, nurture you, and raise you to adulthood. Additionally, you know that, because of a hereditary … Continue readingNo MisConception, Here!
I was raised by a mother who understood love best in giving and receiving gifts. Each treasure was meticulously chosen, prepared, and, at the perfect time, presented as a satin ribbon-crowned objet d’art. She did this to demonstrate to that person that they were prized … Continue readingThe Gift of Baptism