My 21-year old daughter tells me she loves going to Mass at the Oratory in London. She says its a little bit like at home in some ways, but different, you know? She went to Mass in
Sometimes I get a little crabby with God. Let me clarify. I tell God what angers me, what hurts or disappoints me. In other words, I’m just honest about what’s going on. My filial love for God
For the last two months I have had my foot in a cast. This post-surgical immobilization is needed for the healing of a torn tendon in my ankle. Every time I am out in public these days
I wonder when Mary first experienced “the quickening”… the movement of a tiny baby Jesus in her womb. In my own experiences of maternity I remember it was long after my obstetrical team first detected an early
To understand the truth of the Incarnation – that the immortal God, in the Person of Jesus Christ, became a man – we have the definitive testimony of Sacred Scripture and the Sacred Tradition of the Church.
Dear Thomas Patrick, On the occasion of your Confirmation I wish to offer the sage and time-honored advice of a saint. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, teaching on the Sacrament of Confirmation, quotes St. Ambrose, a
Every woman who has ever guided her offspring through the educational process knows the potency of September. Whether she is homeschooling or sending her children to the next grade in a traditional classroom, it’s a thrill to
It’s a solemn little ritual. If you are the maker of the coffee in your home you know the drill. You start out with a clean coffee pot or coffee maker. Add fresh water! Carefully measure out
In my heart – besides being a writer – I am a singer. Not because I can sing well, mind you. I am a baritone… singing quite below the “normal” feminine ranges of alto and soprano, and
My husband and I are standing on the precipice of what all parents of young children wonder: What will it be like when they are old enough to move out? I’m not quite sure how to explain
My husband now works from home after years of working in an office. It’s a change from our previous routine and I could get used to it. For years, I was married to a frequent flyer.
I am the fire tender in my home. Despite raising a few capable Scouts, tending to that fireplace is one of those regular disciplines that I don’t really mind. We often have a lot of romantic notions
“All I know about tomorrow is that God’s providence will rise before the sun.” —Fr. Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, OP This story has a happy ending: After 16 months of praying and diligently seeking for one, my
On the day of his birth, Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Son of God, the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Almighty, and Ever-Living God foregoes heaven’s throne to enter human existence as a babe in
A humongous “Thank You Sister” goes out to my good friend and fellow podcaster Pat Gohn, who invited me to converse with her on this week’s episode of the ever-fabulous Among Women Podcast. It was a real