We don’t know anything about Blessed Joan’s parenting style, but we do see the fruit of her labors. On this feast of St. Dominic, lay Dominican Erin McCole Cupp introduces us to the “grandmother” of the Order of Preachers.
Are you dreading the back to school arguments over hemlines, necklines, and more? Erin McCole Cupp pits intellect against instinct and shares her family’s approach to teaching the virtue of modesty.
Kelly Pease learned how the role of a parent can be inspired by Jesus, the Good Shepherd. He doesn’t do a tap dance and a comedy routine when times are tough. He fulfills the deeper needs. He tells us all throughout the scriptures that things will be hard, but still He is there.
The moment has arrived to let go a little, offer him up to God, nudge him toward the edge of the nest so he can learn to fly. These are the birth pangs of the push forward, and birth pangs, like delivery, hurt. Judy Klein muses on letting go as her youngest child moves closer to independence.
At the invitation of her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, Lisa Hendey shares a letter she wrote–to herself–on the topic of motherhood in anticipation of Mother’s Day.
In this Easter season we are called to bear the glory of God, the goodness of God, the love of God, His victory over sin and death, and people around us should see something different in us. A sparkle in our eyes, courage, a genuine kindness, true and authentic hope.