Only when I came back to the Church a few years ago did I hear the phrase, “Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord; and, may Your Perpetual Light shine upon them.” It was a confusing prayer and I wasn’t quite sure why it was used. However, in the past few years, I have learned a little more about the teaching of the Church, and spent time pondering this short prayer. … Continue readingGod’s Final Act of Mercy: A Reminder to Remember the Faithful Departed This November
Today is the memorial day of Blessed Chiara Bosatta. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of this saintly woman. No? I hadn’t either until I looked to see whose feast days fell on today’s date. As I researched her life I felt very drawn … Continue readingWhat’s Your Name Again?
In honor of the feast day of the Holy family which until 1969, was celebrated the first Sunday after Epiphany, and is now celebrated the first Sunday after Christmas, I bring to you – seven beautiful images of the Holy family. Some well known and … Continue readingSeven Quick Takes: Images of the Holy Family
I can’t believe that we are already in September and thus a new school year is upon us. As we unpack our new school supplies and possibly fill our shelves with new books many of us are, sadly, packing away the swim suits and getting … Continue readingSeven Quick Takes Friday: Great Feasts for September
What connection could possibly exist among a bawdy Roman fertility festival, the deaths of holy saints, a sentimental holiday, and the birthday of a modern child? Plenty. Lupercalia was celebrated in mid-February from prior to Julius Caesar (It is mentioned in Shakespeare’s historical play of … Continue readingHappy Lupercalia, Saints, Valentines, Birthday