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.
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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.
Lisa Schmidt took to Facebook and asked for book recommendations for her 90-year-old iPad-using grandma. Here’s the response.
What do Pope Francis, Russell Wilson, Jen Fulwiler and Dr. Bill Thierfelder have in common? Lisa Schmidt makes the connection.
This week we’re discussing Chapter 2, “A Child Again” from My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. Lisa Schmidt reflects on how her father’s untimely death helped draw her closer to St.Thérèse of Lisieux.