It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

It’s A Good Thing Lent Isn’t Up To Me…

How can it be that Great Lent is so close?! How? In the words of my daughter, “just when you thought it was safe to feast, the fast is upon us again.” I am trying to plan ahead because Lent is a really busy time for my family. I am already behind around the house because of being sick and […]

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

KEEPING IT REAL with ST. MOSES the STRONG

Have you ever found yourself inside a church with gorgeous stained glass windows, or walls of painted icons of the saints in our church, and then got the feeling that you definitely don’t fit in among the pure virgins, pious priests, or humble monks adorning the Lord’s house? I know I have and it’s a horrible way to feel. The […]

by · February 6, 2015 · 2 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

This past Sunday was one of those beautifully peaceful days at church. This came as an unexpected surprise for me because starting Saturday night I really didn’t want to go. A feeling I have most Sundays during pregnancy. This is because I am always tired and not feeling that great, especially in the mornings. So, the last thing I want […]

by · February 4, 2015 · 4 comments · Daily Life, Faith, Family, Prayer
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 […]

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life by Elise Harris Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 05:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke today about Jesus’ choice to be born into a family, saying that it shows the importance of the vocation, which Mary and Joseph epitomized through their everyday holiness. “We can learn so much from […]

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