By Kristen Bourgeois
After losing my daughter to miscarriage and the subsequent 1 ½-year spent struggling with infertility, my husband and I learned we are expecting.
I was in shock and disbelief even though this has been part of my daily prayer and something we were hoping for. Read More
By Stacy Lamont
“Go take some think time.”
I don’t know how many times I said this to my children when they were very little. Why is it that sometimes we fail to practice what we preach as parents?
I could really use a “think time” myself, sometimes, couldn’t you? Read More
By Casey Sprehe
As the high time of Mardi Gras season approached, I found myself wondering about Lent. What should I do? What should I not do?
Feeling a draw to massive withdrawal and purging probably due to the sensory overload that is Thanksgiving + Christmas + Mardi Gras, I decided to go to adoration to pray about what God wanted from me this Lent. Read More
By Ty Salvant
On Dec. 19, Derrick and I were blessed with the birth of our sixth child, Synclair Marie.
She has been such a gift to our family. Upon meeting Synclair, well-meaning friends, acquaintances and family members ask, “Is she good?” Because I have asked that question before, I know what they mean.
By Courtney Elmer
Recently, someone asked me how I have so much energy with a baby boy as busy as my son AJ. She said my positive energy was rubbing off on her, and how much lighter she felt just talking to me. Read More
By Ana Borden
Recently our oldest, an aspiring chef and food critic, participated in our parish’s pie-baking contest.
To prepare for the big day, she caught up on her favorite cooking shows, brainstormed ideas and was extremely excited to spend a special day cooking alongside her abuela (grandmother) making a pumpkin pie, complete with a homemade crust and whipping cream. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
“Oh, it’s Carnival Time, everybody’s having fun!” goes the song, but, first, NOLACatholics – go to Mass!
There is perhaps no weekend in New Orleans that is plagued by spotty attendance than the weekend before Mardi Gras. Read More