In the hustle and bustle of December, our lives (and our Advent) can become filled with a busyness that is often fueled by unrealistic expectations. We can become consumed with the desire to find or make perfect gifts for each of our loved ones. Sometimes we feel pressured to purchase gifts that we can’t
I have been reading the autobiography of Mirjana Soldo, one of the reported visionaries of Medjugorje. She and 5 others have consistently attested that have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary for the past 35 years (!!!) amid severe communist threats and interrogations. Much speculation has taken place regarding the 10 Secrets each of them
A few days ago, I witnessed my daughter’s skin being torn from her body … the excruciating pain she endured is hard to shake … For me, the saints’ martyrdoms that were most disturbing were those whose agonies consisted of their skin being ripped, torn, or cut from their bodies or those who were burnt
“I am all yours, and all that I have is yours, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, your most holy Mother” (True Devotion, 233). DAY 3 of 33: Contemplating the Hail Mary. Action: Pray one decade of the Rosary contemplating the 2nd Joyful Mystery – the Visitation. Today we will continue to contemplate the
I have been captivated by the response of the crippled man who was healed through Peter and John in the Acts of the Apostles. For two days in this Easter Octave, the daily Mass readings have shared the story of his healing. The story relates that the man had been crippled from birth and had
Catholic Wife and Mom, Speaker, Teacher and Retreat Leader, MA in Theology
Besides coordinating Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration for my parish, I am an active and sought after retreat leader, teacher and speaker in the Diocese of Wichita, as well as a writer, artist and pilgrim.
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