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Pentecost

By Casey Sprehe Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like. Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass.

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Good Friday

By Casey Sprehe Experiencing the fullness of the Triduum was a pinnacle I looked forward to during my Lenten journey. Not the Pinnacle that is the Resurrection, of course, but the transition from “normal Lent” time into Triduum time.

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Lent 2.0

By Casey Sprehe At the beginning of Lent, I wrote this (Approaching the desert) article. A month into Lent, I’ve already forgotten my own words. God surely did pick my Lent for me. Someone in my house of 6 has been sick since Lent started. Physical and emotional sickness has been at an all-time high […]

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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 […]

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In the Know

By Casey Sprehe School shooting. Ethnic persecution. Government shutdown. Church massacre. Check the news on your phone or TV, and you are instantly bombarded with evil.

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On Being a NOLA Catholic Kid

By Casey Sprehe Only 8 years into this parenting gig, I’ve decided that our Mass experiences rank high in the stressful times of parenting. I find it helpful to remember I was once a kid in church. It knocks down my expectations of how I want my kids to perform. It also reminds me, that […]

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O Come O Come Emmanuel

By Casey Sprehe The holiday season is crazy. Crazy loud, crazy fast paced, crazy packed with events to attend. Ironic that the Lord asks us at this time to slow down, be quiet and wait patiently on Him. The Catholic faith is filled with traditions and ways to enter into the Advent season with more […]

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We Shall Find Our Little Ones Again Up Above…

By Casey Sprehe After finding out we were pregnant in 2016, I told my husband not to tell anyone which, for us, is weird. For us, a part of being pro-life is telling people when we are pregnant right away, acknowledging the fullness of the person from day 1. I was uneasy this time, though. […]

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Works of Mercy

By Casey Sprehe Perform the Works of Mercy, the Church instructs us. Often, in the throes of motherhood, I think, when will I have time to do that? But then, I realize, the moments and opportunities are endless. When I’m taking care of respiratory issues of my asthmatic child, I’m not thinking, “Oh, I’m comforting […]

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Flying with Kids

By Casey Sprehe We fly often with children. It’s an awesome blessing from God that the “enemy’ can easily steal the joy of it if we aren’t prepared. Here’s a few of our tips if you are in the same boat plane! 1. Pray! We pray for everyone’s safety, obedience and joy. We pray for […]

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