Last month, we discussed the July devotion to the Precious Blood. Today, we explore the August devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament. We know, as Catholics, that we encounter Jesus whenever we go to Mass and experience the Consecration. When wine and bread are transformed … Continue readingAugust: The Month of the Blessed Sacrament
This past weekend, my oldest daughter, Rose, received her First Holy Communion. My husband and I were primarily responsible for preparing her for this incredibly special day. We did her lessons from the required First Communion book; we took her to Mass every week (as … Continue readingApproaching Communion with the Faith of a Child
For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has preached the necessity of Confession and of the existence of Purgatory. I have noticed that when one thinks little of Confession, one also thinks little of Purgatory, and despite the Church’s consistent teaching upon these truths, a great … Continue readingLinking Confession and Purgatory [Part 1]
“Go in peace, glorifying God with the life that you lead.” These are the words our pastor speaks at the end of each Mass. I leave Mass each week thinking about how I can apply them to my daily life. When I stumble during the … Continue readingJust One Part?
As I prayed about what to write this month, a line from one of my daily devotions jumped out and stuck in my mind. “There is a time, too, for recognizing that our heads can never grasp the truths of God, and that our purpose … Continue readingBe Still