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!
One year ago today, I received my statue of Mary from Ashley, on our last day in Rome. In honor of that memorable moment, I created a Snow Mary and used colored water to spray her a shade of blue. I didn’t stop there; I created a rosary in the snow, too! I … More Our Lady of Prompt Succor
A year ago today, Val, Ashley, and I attended mass with Pope Francis in Rome. It was a chilly morning, but standing in line for over an hour didn’t bother me in the least. Our seats were about in the middle of St. Peter’s Basilica and as we prayed a rosary before mass, I … More Epiphany in Rome
Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. All this she did in the span of 46 years while raising her five children. The thousand or more letters of Mother Seton reveal the development … More St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Today, we look into the manger scene and see that the shepherds arrived and found Mary and Joseph, holding their newborn. Soon, the shepherds were telling everyone what they saw and all were amazed. Mary listened to what was said and held every word close to her heart, just as she did when Gabriel first … More Mary, Mother of God