Faith

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

How would you like to win $250 to be given to your favorite charity? It’s as simple as naming a fish! Good friend, author and Catholicmom.com founder Lisa Hendey wants you to name the goldfish gracing the cover of her soon-to-be-released book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. Just for entering, you […]

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

Previously published on Catholicmom.com October 18 – Luke 10:1-9 Jesus gives explicit instructions to the apostles as they go forth as evangelists for the first time: Carry nothing with you and greet no one along the way (in other words, remain unattached to people and possessions and do not be distracted; remain focused on the […]

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

This is my monthly column for The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Words have power. Through prayer, guidance and meditation, the Bible can change lives. While God speaks most directly through his Word, […]

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 – Luke 7:36-50 How much she loved Jesus! She might have seen him preaching on the mount when He told the crowd that the poor in spirit were blessed. Blessed. No one had ever said that to her before.This vibrant preacher drew her to Him like a magnet. His words shone a bright […]

Prayer for persecuted Christians

Prayer for persecuted Christians

My thanks to Father Steven Labaire from Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA  for passing along this prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world facing persecution. Please join us in praying for them daily. Father in Heaven, you make your sun shine on the good and bad alike. Your Son Jesus Christ died for […]

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Unsaid was recommended to me by a friend whom I know to be thoughtful. We are both animal lovers and she warned me to “have the tissues ready.” While the idea of reading about animals drew me in, I was also curious about the lead character’s grief journey since I have journaled extensively about my […]

Celebrating the birthday of Mary, the Mother of God

Celebrating the birthday of Mary, the Mother of God

Many Catholic and Orthodox Christians around the world will be celebrating a feast day in the Church commemorating the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I attended a lovely Vespers Service yesterday at my husband’s Melkite Catholic Church (an Eastern Catholic Church in union with the Pope and using Byzantine practices); in the Eastern and […]

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