Catherine’s feast day is on April 29. This novena is an opportunity to pray for our intentions and ask for her intercession. I’m using the prayer below that she prayed, adding my intentions, and then closing with an Our Father,
Do you like to be still? I have a bit of a struggle with it, especially when I have what I think is a long list of things to accomplish. And then this feeling of being overwhelmed creeps in and
What do you think when you think of Mary, our Blessed Mother? Perfection, holy, pure, without sin, queen, Jesus’ mother, sorrow, pain, peace, May crowning, the rosary – all of those and more are possible. I think of her as
In difficult situations, I typically turn to 3 places – God, my friends and music. Many years ago, a group of us began Praise & Worship, a time for us to gather together, sing, read scripture and pray. It has
If you’d rather listen to the show, click here! It is all well and good to tell people to pray. But sometimes, because of lack of experience, tiredness, or maybe even a spiritual dryness, you don’t know what to say.
St. Edith Stein or as she is also known, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz on August 9, 1942, after becoming a Discalced Carmelite in 1933 after her conversion is Catholicism. St. Pope John Paul II canonized
Happy Feast Day to a saint who has influenced my life in so many ways.
I did not know that St. Pope John Paul II had written a scriptural Stations of the Cross in 1991. These stations go deeply into the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Laura Marie Durant, OCDS, has written a deeply
Surrender. Wave the white flag. Give in to the enemy. Let your opponent win. Lose. Fail. Give up control. None of those sounds very appealing or edifying to me. That’s the world’s view of surrender. But it’s not the Christian
This is the second in my series of posts on my new book, Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women: Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life. I have written about the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians. Peace is a fruit