The pregnancy after the miscarriage

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

Renewing Our Sacraments

By Sarah McDonald

Our family has been filled with sacramental grace lately! With the birth of our fifth last fall, we witnessed her baptism. Earlier this year, our oldest received the sacrament of reconciliation. Read More


By Kristy Solis

Are you living life through God’s will? This is my constant prayer – to serve and live my life through God’s will.
Through life’s many uncertainties, I was blessed to be called to serve others in the capacity as a nurse. Read More

Grown Ups Need “Think Time,” too

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

Paused in Prayer

By Greg Zambrano

Finding the time or honestly, even the desire to pray is at times hard to come by. We are sometimes caught up with life demands, and we may find it difficult to get prayer started and going. Read More

Approaching the Desert

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

Good at what?

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.

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What a Day Without Social Media Did for Me

By Gaby Smith

I recently took part in the human trafficking day of awareness and fasting from social media. I knew this would be particularly challenging for me. I have to admit, I’m on social media a lot. There are times where I force myself to put down my devices when I’m spending quality time with my son, driving and so on. I get my news from social media, I catch up with family and friends, I even do work on Facebook. Read More

Want to Feel Less Busy and More Present? Do This.

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

How Our Daughter’s Sportsmanship Honored God

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

Mass and the Mardi Gras Mambo

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