Kristen Bourgeois Category

Chances to Pray

By Kristen Bourgeois Recognizing my life has changed, I realized I had to adapt my prayer life to fit family life. I’ve always loved my time in the adoration chapel with a great devotional book. But adjusting to life with a newborn and a 3-year-old has changed my ability to do that. I can’t always […]

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Cultivating Reverence

By Kristen Bourgeois Raising little humans is hard work! I start to think of the importance of my faith and how there was a time when I did not practice my faith and the consequences of being adrift in the world. I want to make sure my children have a strong foundation of faith. But […]

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Still Learning the God Offers Comfort Amid Sorrow

By Kristen Bourgeois It’s been a few years since my conversion but the concept of “carrying my cross,” is still one that I am learning to put into action. I’m sometimes all too familiar with my crosses; and pay too much attention to the negative aspect.  Now that I’ve identified this cross; which is always […]

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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.

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The Importance of Bringing Little Ones to Mass

By Kristen Bourgeois My son, Nathanael, was about 6 weeks old when I ventured out to St. Joseph’s Abbey for daily Mass by myself. It was the perfect time, in the mid-morning, when I knew the baby would be napping in between being fed.

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The Traditions of Advent Begin With Us

By Kristen Bourgeois As Advent approaches, my husband and I were discussing what advent traditions our families had while we were growing up. We are a young family with a 2-year-old, and we want to be more intentional this Advent season in preparing our hearts for the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord.

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