Catechesis

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

In this Year of Mercy I believe it is important for parents to think about how we can reveal God’s mercy to our children and teach them to be merciful to others. Compassionate and merciful children will not happen by accident. For us parents, showing God’s tender mercy to our children is especially important, being that the fruit of our […]

by · February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Catechesis, Family
Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Today, I ordered this wonderful looking book for our family to use for the upcoming Phillips Fast (a.k.a. Advent). I admit, I have been dreading the fact that the fast is beginning soon (November 15th). I have been avoiding thinking about it; whenever one of the kids brings it up I tell them, “Shush, no need to talk about it […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Love is a Call to Action

Lessons From A Monastery: Love is a Call to Action

What does it mean to partake of the life of the Holy Trinity? What does it mean to have communion with God? Think of a married couple. In this marriage, the couple fulfills all their duties. They are good to each other, respectful. They build a home where all obligations on both sides are met. There is even love for […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Marriage as Martyrdom

Lessons From A Monastery: Marriage as Martyrdom

“The entire Christian life bears the mark of the spousal love of Christ and the Church” –CCC 1617 Why is it that the most important things in life we seem to never really be prepared for? At least that seems to be the case with me. Marriage wasn’t any different. We knew what the Church taught about marriage but most […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Christian

Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Christian

All you who have been Baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! The gathering of friends and family around the baptismal font are the happiest moments and most important ones in a Christian’s life. My newborn daughter was recently baptized, chrismated, (confirmed) and given her first communion. Serafina’s godfather flew to Wisconsin from California for the event and we […]

Beauty and Tradition in the “Church of the Poor” from Abbot Nicholas and Ben Mann

Beauty and Tradition in the “Church of the Poor” from Abbot Nicholas and Ben Mann

Abbot Nicholas and Ben Mann from Holy Resurrection Monastery have written a very good essay about poverty, beauty, and tradition. We highly recommend it. Beauty and Tradition in the “Church of the Poor” April 27, 2015 It would be a mistake to identify Pope Francis with a stripped-down, secularized style of worship – and a still-greater mistake, to see Christian […]

by · April 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Catechesis, monks, Traditions
Lessons From A Monastery: Spiritual Direction

Lessons From A Monastery: Spiritual Direction

“…A spiritual director is, then, one who helps another to recognize and to follow the inspirations of grace in their life…” –Thomas Merton The role of the spiritual father or mother in monastic life is, well, like the role of a father or mother in a family. In essence irreplaceable, a necessity, an icon of God’s parenthood. When joining a […]

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

We had to share this fantastic article by Ben Mann, the newest postulant at Holy Resurrection Monastery. In this article he is sharing the same message we are trying to express in our own blog and articles. More of this kind of writing is needed. Fr. Alexander Schmemann came to mind when reading Ben’s new article. Fr. Schmemann’s writings explain […]

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