Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
-St. Rose of Lima
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The liturgical seasons of the church are a cyclical faith experience of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. We anticipate in Advent and celebrate in Christmas and Easter. We go about our daily duties St. Therese style in Ordinary Time and reflect on Christ’s passion during Lent. Each season of the Church offers great insight and opportunity to... [Read more...]
Marian titles and learning to live up to ours
My niece sent me a text the other day that said, ‘Thanks auntie.’
Auntie. It’s a title that I carry with such pride. One of the greatest joys in my life is being able to help mold the character of my nieces and nephews. Each of us hold different titles. From mother to father, sister, brother, son, daughter, friend, boss, co-worker, neighbor, etc. And each... [Read more...]
It’s my parents 50th wedding anniversary.
My dad always tells the story of how mom and him dated. She was his Sunday girl. I love that. You see, my dad dated a few girls at a time. On Friday night he took out one lady and Saturday night another. But my mom was his Sunday girl. They would meet for Mass and then go out for brunch.
Each girl knew that the... [Read more...]
Martyrdom in Mosul
When I heard of the atrocities happening in Mosul this past week, I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. This is happening in our world today? I know there are bad things happening all of the time. I know there is evil. But I couldn’t wrap my mind around such brutality, such fierce evil.
After the initial shock and sending up prayers, I kept thinking,... [Read more...]
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