St. Thérèse, Jane Austen, and Raising Saints

St. Thérèse, Jane Austen, and Raising Saints

I have been thinking a lot lately about raising a holy family and what it takes to do so, especially when there are so many negative influences in our society. I want to keep my little girls safe in their Catholic world forever, though I know that I cannot. I want to...
Being Present is a Gift

Being Present is a Gift

Since I wrote the post two weeks ago about losing control, I have been thinking more about Martha and Mary and how they are examples to us in many ways. Mary had the gift of contemplation in being attentive to Jesus as her guest, and we are called to be attentive to...
Efficacious Signs

Efficacious Signs

This Holy Week, we are called to reflect on the way God loves us. He sent his only Son to die for our sins… that’s a powerful love! Paragraph 1613 of the Catechism asserts that Christian marriages are to be “efficacious signs” of Christ’s...
Taking Sainthood Seriously

Taking Sainthood Seriously

“You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48) Words to live by, right?  It’s not so easy if you ask me. A few years ago, a co-worker and I were discussing our spiritual lives when he made this analogy.  Your conscience is like a...