You know how Paul wrote, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body; that is, the Church (Colossians 1:24).”? And you know how the Catechism says, “By … Continue readingPeace in Pain
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–
You know when you drive your kids on a five hour road trip to stand in line for two hours for a brief 15 second encounter with international celebrity, only to find out that 13,000 other people had the same idea? Yeah, that just happened. … Continue readingSt. Maria Goretti: The Little Saint of Great Mercy
This Sunday, on Divine Mercy Sunday, our beloved Pope John Paul II will be canonized as a saint. I doubt there was a single person who questioned that this day would one day come. Many of us are so thrilled that it is sooner than … Continue readingA Beloved Pope Becomes a Beloved Saint
I’m Scandinavian with Viking roots–or at least, that’s what my 6’4″ Nordic father claimed. So every year, our family celebrates St. Lucia’s Day on December 13. It’s widely celebrated in Sweden, with public processions involving hundreds of children, but most Americans aren’t familiar with the … Continue readingGet Ready to Celebrate St. Lucia’s Day!