Today is the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the parents of our Blessed Mother Mary. It’s also known as the Feast of Grandparents. Very little is known about Mary’s childhood but we can tell by her life, the few mentions of her in the bible, that she came from a close knit family … More St Joachim and St Anne
One year ago today, I was in my bedroom and I noticed that the deep turquoise color of my statue of Mary looked like it had faded. As I walked closer, I could barely believe my eyes, she HAD faded to a soft, mint color (first photo). I brought her out of the bedroom … More An anniversary to share
Who doesn’t drive through a fast food restaurant at some time during the week, when schedules get crazy trying to get a child from one activity to the next or to make that last minute meeting with a client? I admit I love my McDonald’s french fries! We do it because we don’t have time … More Fast Food or Soul Food?
The first day of spring is always very special to me. I love seeing new life sprouting up through the dead leaves in my garden. It is so symbolic of what is about to happen in just a few days: Jesus rising from the dead! I was outside yesterday and I noticed my irises … More Happy Spring!
Matthew 6:7-15 Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not … More “This is how you are to pray…”
Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. If you think about it, our ‘forty days’ can actually be called, “365 days in the desert.” Everyday, we are tempted, even in the smallest … More Forty Days in the Desert
So, how did you do on Wednesday? Did you go to mass? Did you have ashes placed on your forehead? Did you wear your ashes with pride for the Catholic Church? If you still need some ideas of what or who to pray for, let me offer some more for you: There are families that … More Stations of the Cross
Gospel Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets … More Ash Wednesday
Immediately, things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized…and began at once to proclaim Jesus…as the Son of God. (Acts 9 18-20) How many times have you seen something over and over again, and then one day, the scales fall from your eyes … More Angels’ Shining Light
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, a decision that caused 55 million babies to be aborted, legally. It makes me so sad when I think of those babies, gifts from our heavenly Father, that never were born, never given a chance to speak for themselves, never given a chance to change the … More Life is Precious!