On this Feast, this Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – this HOLY Day – I’m struggling with the weight of my sin and the sins of the world. Sometimes, the recognition of how much I’ve fallen presses in on me. Today was such a day. At times the truth of who
“I am all yours, and all that I have is yours, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, your most holy Mother” (True Devotion, 233). On a rainy night, on August 21, 1879, Mary McLoughlin and many of the villagers of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, saw Mother Mary, St. Joseph and St. John at the Holy
Early Christian painting of Eucharist I recently got into an online discussion about the Catholic faith with fellow Christians who are concerned that Catholics ask saints to pray for them. This discussion led to a further discussion about the Last Supper and the Eucharist. These discussions arose following my most recent posting of the eye-witness
I write this to wish each everyone a blessed, holy and happy Thanksgving! I write this aware of the pain many of us carry in our hearts during this time of Thanksgiving and throughout the Christmas season. So, aware of this pain and the imperfect circumstances many of us have experienced on Thanksgiving – I
Help for fasting on this Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent: “Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You
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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