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One More Evaluation
Posted on May 28, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Ty Salvant What were your summer plans? Did they include camp, visits to grandparents, vacations or just downtime? Regardless of what you’re doing, how you spend your summer is vital. Parenting with intention can be more challenging in the summer, because we all need a break to unwind and decompress. It is also a […]
What Is Missing in My Life Right Now?
Posted on May 25, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Stacy LaMorte We do all sorts of things in our lives to fill voids, which is only human. However, it is important for us and for us to teach our kids how to build awareness around what we are actually seeking when we do the things to fill the void. Most times, what we […]
Asking the Lord to ‘Do Something Big’
Posted on May 21, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Vivian Marino The other day I was listening to a YouTube video with a comedian guest who had acquired much success within the past year. It had been a dream of hers to perform live, and she had finally accomplished that the Thursday before the Covid lockdown. Once that happened, she pivoted to taking […]
Posted on May 18, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Greg Zambrano When it comes to buildings and structures, the cornerstone would be laid out first to orient the direction and shape the construction should take. Some cornerstones have the year of the construction or the geographical coordinates on them.
What is motherhood?
Posted on May 14, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Christine Bordelon Today being Mother’s Day has me thinking a lot about the sacrifices that women make when they become mothers. I don’t think most of us considered what being a mom entails when we first got married. I know I didn’t. I am the oldest of five children, and I can tell you […]
Life in Fast-Forward
Posted on May 11, 2023 1 Comment
By Jenny Dendinger With tears in my eyes, I watched my son process into Mass. It was his first time serving and, with his older brother by his side, I prayed he wouldn’t be too nervous. When we joined the Traditional Latin Mass, we learned to genuflect and make the Sign of the Cross as […]
April Showers Bring May Flowers, Celebrating the Queen of Heaven
Posted on May 9, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Ana Borden My favorite grammar school tradition was participating in our school’s May crowning, celebrating the most important woman of our faith. I remember vividly colorful and fragrant bouquets held by little hands and the excitement of waiting to hear the approval from our pastor to process towards the altar and surround the beautiful […]
#6 – A Lesson in “Deus Providebit”
Posted on May 7, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Sarah McDonald Each day, I end my morning prayers asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and saying, “Deus Providebit,” which translated into English is “God will provide.” It is a prayerful habit I have kept since my days at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie. I have blogged about “Deus […]
Pray the Memorare
Posted on May 4, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse My son’s fifth grade religion teacher assigns homework on Fridays. One was “Go to Mass.” I love that. A “little” thing like a child urging to attend Mass can make a big difference for the whole family. On a recent weeknight, this teacher’s assigned homework was, “Pray the Memorare.” Wow. Now, that […]
Posted on April 27, 2023 1 Comment
By Kim Roberts My youngest daughter’s second-grade teacher would talk about “Godwinks” during class. I remember wondering what that was, because I had never heard that term before. For those that are unfamiliar with Godwinks, it is an event or personal experience, often identified as a coincidence, so astonishing that it is seen as a […]
Use your God-given talents to help others
Posted on April 26, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Ty Salvant How are you? I’m not okay. A few days ago, I learned about Ralph Yarl, the 16-year-old boy shot twice for going to the wrong house to pick up his siblings. I empathized with his mother. By the grace of God, Ralph survived, but their entire family was traumatized.