Archive for January, 2015

SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM

SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM

I want to share Bishop John Michael Botean’s Christmas reflection with all of you. So much of what he wrote spoke to my heart and gave much food for thought. This is a small excerpt from the letter: SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM: A REFLECTION FOR CHRISTMAS By Bishop John Michael Botean   Mary’s dreams You may have […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 1 comment · Catechesis, Faith, Family
My Christmas Prayer From Last Year

My Christmas Prayer From Last Year

The twelve days of Christmas are past, today was Theophany, and tomorrow is back to school for us. We all enjoyed the Christmas break even though we were busy. On top of all the busyness of the holiday there were a lot of church services to go to. We are all really glad to be just down the road from […]

Baking Communion Bread with My Kids

Baking Communion Bread with My Kids

Miracle of miracles! My prosfora (communion bread) baking is finished early! It is only nine at night and I made nine loaves of prosfora, four loaves of pumpkin bread, and managed to make spaghetti and sauce for dinner. This is a miracle because usually I wait until everyone is in bed to make prosfora which means I go to bed […]

by · January 10, 2015 · 2 comments · Daily Life, Family, Prayer
Guiding Our Children to Discover Their Vocation

Guiding Our Children to Discover Their Vocation

We all know there is a vocations crisis in the Church. We have a shortage of priests, deacons, and religious. Fewer people than ever want to get married or stay married (I would also add, there is a shortage of single people who are living out holy lives). To add to the problem, there is a lot of talk about discerning one’s […]

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