Recently, I attended a monthly diocesan women’s night where women from the area are invited to listen to a speaker on a topic related to our Catholic faith, as well as have a chance for confession and Eucharistic adoration. It is a wonderfully enriching time! … Continue readingDo You Know Who You Are in the Father’s Eyes?
A few years ago, I started making an effort to do my all my Christmas shopping before the start of Advent. I wanted to be free during Advent to focus on spiritual preparation for Christmas, rather than rushing around trying to buy everyone’s gifts at … Continue readingA Guide to Intentional Christmas Giving
A few weeks ago while I was in Kansas City I visited my sister’s church for the sacrament of Confession. There the priest handed out little rubbery bracelets to those of us waiting. My niece and I sat together in the pew wondering if he … Continue readingGet Over Yourself!
As we walked back into my homeroom classroom and my seventh graders marched in the door to their seats, they knew my mood had changed. Erasing everything from the board I wrote in capital letters: S-A-C-R-I-F-I-C-E Then I turned around and waited as everyone took … Continue readingRedemptive Suffering: The Ultimate Act of Love