Leslie Bertucci Category

Celebrating baptism anniversaries

By Leslie Bertucci There is more to us than meets the eye. We are more than just flesh and blood; we are soul and spirit. So the day we become part of the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism is just as important as the day we are born. Maybe more so.

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Walking with Mary through the mysteries

By Leslie Bertucci One of the common threads that have run through and strung together my 55 years as a Catholic Christian is the rosary. I remember reciting this beautiful prayer as a child, with my family, with neighborhood friends and with classmates.

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Meeting Jesus in the Stations

By Leslie Bertucci For years, our family has hosted two special events that we call the Bertucci Family Advent/Lent Extravaganza. We invite people from church, school, ministry and the community to our home. After sharing a potluck dinner, we have a time of sung worship, prayer and petition.

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Putting First Things First

By Leslie Bertucci The winter holidays are over, and the spring holidays are starting to gear up. And I’m just over here trying to catch my breath. Once again I am reminding myself to put first things first. Not only as a practical method of survival, but in order to accomplish what God asks of […]

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The Voices that Matter

By Leslie Bertucci Every day, we’re bombarded by so much noise, so many voices vying for our attention: texts, emails, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, TV, radio. And, then, there are the actual human voices calling out to us. How can we possibly learn to filter out the useless noise and focus on the few voices […]

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Yes, they’re all mine

By Leslie Bertucci In 1996, God led me and my husband Johnny to make the decision to start homeschooling our children. At the time, we had a fourth-grader, a first- grader, a 3-year-old and a 7-month-old. It was the beginning of a great adventure that continued for 17 years.

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What Child is This?

By Leslie Bertucci For as long as I can remember, Advent has been my favorite liturgical season. Even as a child, I loved the joyful anticipation, the sure hope that SOMETHING BIG is coming; SOMEONE is coming.

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The Blessing of a Child in Old Age

By Leslie Bertucci In November 2003, while my husband Johnny was at a Manresa retreat for the weekend, my four children and I decided to surprise him by clearing out the garage and the attic of all the old baby clothes and equipment. After all, the kids were 8, 11, 14 and 17. Surely, we […]

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Who Are You?

By Leslie Bertucci “If you are what you should be you will set the world on fire!” This quote from St. Catherine of Siena has always been one of my favorites. In my experience with youth ministry as well as with parenting, one of my greatest goals has been to show the kids who they […]

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Finding God’s love through Ollie’s eyes

By Leslie Bertucci So here’s a crazy thought. God the Father delights in us. He’s crazy, head-over-heels in love with us! Check out this verse from Zephaniah 3:17:. “He will take great delight in you . . . he will rejoice over you with singing.” Can you imagine God gazing at his precious children, so […]

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