The youngest of 16, Bridget Green is a Catholic, wife, and mother to six children. After being homeschooled through high school, she attended Seton Hall University where she earned a Bachelors degree in English and Religious Studies (with a concentration in the Christian Tradition) and minors in Latin and Catholic Studies. Currently, she and her family live in her hometown of Newark, NJ. When not busy with homeschooling her own growing brood and otherwise caring for her family, she writes about it all at her blog, Life at Le. Rheims.
My second son is making his First Holy Communion this coming Saturday. For many parents, the preparation for this momentous occasion is not actually all that involved. For us though, it’s a little nerve wracking. For one thing, we homeschool, even/especially for religious education, so preparing our children to receive their Sacraments is one of [...]
This morning, in one of those “I’m so sick I feel like my head will explode if the kids don’t quiet down for five minutes” moments of weakness, I let my children watch an episode of Powerpuff Girls on Netflix. I was only half paying attention for most of it, as I’ve seen most of [...]
When I was last in Rome, a lifetime ago, I remember being so happy that the churches there has dress codes that were actually being enforced. There were signs everywhere, reminding both men and women to cover up our shoulders and knees and everything in between. It seemed to be reminding us also that, even [...]
The other night, knowing I was exhausted and knowing also that I should go to bed, I of course began channel surfing. I ended up on a Univision, that enormously popular Spanish language station. It was playing a telenovella, or soap opera (Que Bonito Amor, I believe it was called), and I couldn’t understand a [...]
I have an interesting relationship with several saints. I talk to them, often out loud, in the same terms and tone I use with my siblings and close friends. (Go read about it on my blog if you don’t believe me.) I see no distinction, in fact, between them. These saints, are, in essence, my [...]
As I stared down at my sleeping infant daughter recently, lying in my arms, peaceful and blissfully unaware of all the turmoil and strife that is rampant in this world of ours, I was struck by the thought that Jesus had most likely once lain in Mary’s arms in just such a pose. And then [...]
There’s this attitude among some Catholics that has always gotten on my nerves. You may have encountered it. It’s a belief that saying or singing something slowly makes it somehow holier. I’m not sure where this started, but I’d love to see it end. Holy equals holy, and just because one may speak or [...]Click here to read more articles from Bridget...