Author Lisa Schmidt
St. Benedict, St. Pope John Paul II, a director of an Islamic studies center, and the founder of The Well-Read Mom all have something in common. They all have something important to say about the gift of holy leisure. Lisa Schmidt passes on some wise words.
This week we’re discussing Part Two: Seasons of the Church Year (#24-31) from The Catholic Catalogue, by Melissa Musick and Anna Keating. In this section, we discuss a tale of two cities: Christmas and Winter Ordinary Time.
While reading the daily Mass readings on the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, Lisa Schmidt was struck not so much by Saul’s dramatic conversion rather by Ananias’ faithfulness and obedience. Here’s what he’s teaching her about developing a close relationship with the Lord.
So how is Catholic school treating your family? That’s the question Lisa Schmidt has been asked a lot since enrolling her children in Catholic school and not homeschooling this year. In honor of National Catholic Schools Week, here’s Lisa’s response to that FAQ.
It’s that time again when many use an online saint generator to randomly select a saint for the year. Rather than journeying with one saint, Lisa Schmidt is walking with twelve. Think of it as a saint of the month club. Her January saint is Elizabeth Ann Seton – daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend and the first American-born saint.
Lisa Schmidt reviews two new children’s books published by Ignatius/Magnificat by well-known author/illustrator Maïte Roche; they make excellent Christmas gifts. (and they’re great for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atriums as well!)
“How do you know your dad is in Heaven?” That was the pointed question that helped Lisa Schmidt understand how praying for the dead is one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform. Today the Church observes the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls). In its honor, here’s the rest of the story.
During his homily at the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of sharing little gestures of love within the family. These little acts of love are vital to the heart of a parish family, too. Lisa Schmidt shares six examples of little gestures we can do within our parishes to welcome others and foster a culture of encounter.
Do school car line legends exist where you live, too? A few weeks into the school year, Lisa Schmidt finds that sitting still in car line provides opportunities to simply ponder. And thanks to the movie Mr. Mom, she’s making connections between car line and the Mass.