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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 March 7, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse About seven years ago, the “power stick” (portable power source for mobile devices) came out. At the time, my then 3-year-old son asked me if there was such a thing that you could take with you and plug into your phone to recharge it if the battery was low. I was totally […]
The Gift of Time
Posted on January 6, 2023 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse When my husband and son ask me what I want for a present, beignets and a bike ride are always at the top of my list. I don’t really want things from them; what I really want is to spend time with them. When my son was 3, he and I gave […]
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Posted on December 5, 2022 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse The “Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts” is the oldest of all novenas and the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. During the novena, each of the Holy Spirit’s seven gifts is pondered alone on an individual day: fear, piety, fortitude, knowledge, understanding, counsel and wisdom.
All Souls’ Day
Posted on October 25, 2022 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse As we approach November, the month dedicated by the Catholic Church to the souls in purgatory, I noticed a reminder in my calendar on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2: Pray the Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed at church for a plenary indulgence for souls.
Would You Say a Prayer?
Posted on August 14, 2022 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse I think my favorite and most memorable NOLA Catholic Parenting blogs are those of parents writing about lessons learned from their precious children. My heart swells when a child’s value is recognized, and I am especially touched when God speaks to us through these little ones.
The Power of Holy Water
Posted on June 27, 2021 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse In Louisiana, we know the power of water. From salt water to fresh water, muddy water to spring water, we know that it can bring life, change life and take life away. As Catholics, we also know the power of water … baptismal waters wash away our original sin delivering us into […]
Seek and Find
Posted on May 16, 2021 Leave a Comment
By Charla Misse As I make plans for fun and enrichment this summer, I am inspired to spend some time with the Holy Spirit. I personally try to recognize “his presence” throughout my day. It’s a very comforting and centering habit that I would like to teach my child. It takes practice, but it can […]