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!
Yet, throughout all of the discouragement and suffering, God carried us. He helped us to survive such traumatic experiences and, over time, healed our broken hearts. … Continue readingWhen Our Lady Reaches Down to Us
I picked up the phone and heard my sister’s ecstatic voice on the line. “WE HAVE SOMEONE INTERESTED IN THE HOUSE!” My heart sang and I smiled. I could hardly believe my ears! This was good news, and a very big thank you was owed … Continue readingIn Honor of St. Joseph: Our Guide, Our Intercessor, Our Friend
December is full of wonderful Christmas time feast days and Advent observances, like the Immaculate Conception and Saint Nicholas. One saint who also shares this month is Saint Lucy, an often quickly overlooked saint here in the United States whom we commemorate on December … Continue readingSaint Lucy Crown –A Simple Tutorial–
When I was thinking about what kind of activity that might be fun to celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II for some reason the grade school ‘cootie catcher’ came to mind. Although I haven’t seen anyone with one since I was a … Continue readingCelebrating Pope St. John Paul II: Catholic Cootie Catcher