When I was a little girl, I loved funerals. Death meant family time, good food, and prayer. What more was there? Catholics have a special relationship with death because, in a way, we still get to know people after they die. … Continue readingFunerals, Their Charm, & Praying for the Dead
I crawled into the bed with Kristi and we lay together all afternoon talking and laughing. We talked about everything under the sun- our childhoods, our hopes and dreams, our disappointments, homeschooling, our faith, our husbands, our children, and her cancer. It’s been a year … Continue readingFaith in Suffering; Kristi’s Gift to All of Us
October is Respect Life month. Often when we think about respecting life we first think of the fight to save babies and to end abortion. It is right that we think of this first, as without our basic right to life, we literally have nothing. … Continue readingWhose Life Do We Fight For?
This is the tenth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. As a mom of 5 kids, I am often plan ahead for things. My older girls dance competitively, and so each week, I transport the whole family to dance class. As … Continue readingLine By Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part X
I’m sure that non-Catholics find it more than a little odd that we believe there can be merit to suffering. The history of the Church is rich with tales of suffering, both voluntary and forced, endured by saints beginning with the early martyrs to … Continue readingThree Deaths, Many Lessons