Megan Lacourrege Category

The Holy Trinity and the family have a lot in common

By Megan Lacourrege “Theology of the Body” by Pope St. John Paul II is a thought-provoking read. A celibate himself, John Paul II took observations from his own upbringing and years of counseling couples amidst their marital trials to give public homilies on human sexuality. These homilies were transcribed and compiled to make “Theology of […]

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Mary is a gift to the church at Christmas and always

By Megan Lacourrege As I prepared to welcome a new baby amidst the pandemic a few months ago, I was a little perturbed by the uncertainties. What would be the hospital’s protocol? Would we be safe there? Who would babysit our older child? I turned to Mary a lot at that time, asking our heavenly […]

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Even in the busyness, God is speaking

By Megan Lacourrege My husband and I are in the habit of daily praying evening prayer from Liturgy of the Hours. This form of prayer cycles through the same Psalms in the course of a few weeks. One we pray over and again is Psalm 127: “Unless the Lord builds a house, its builder’s labor […]

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Laughing at the Days to Come

By Megan Lacourrege Last year, I had the chance to hear a moving testimony by Kylie Bisutti. A former model, Kylie won Victoria Secret’s Angel Search in 2009. Even at the height of her success, she felt more insecure than ever. The pressure of seeming picture-perfect didn’t make her happy. She committed to leaving the […]

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“Unless You Become Like Little Children”

By Megan Lacourrege As a parent, much of my job is to teach my kids, but I love the moments when my kids teach me. It’s awe-inspiring, to be sure. I often have reflected on Jesus’s words from Matthew’s Gospel: “Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” What […]

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My Miscarriage Taught Me to Long for Jesus

By Megan Lacourrege I think it is impossible to look at the ultrasound pictures taken during pregnancy and not to begin dreaming. That’s how it’s been for me, anyway. In 2018, when I saw the ultrasound image of a teeny, tiny baby at just eight weeks in my womb, I wondered who that little person […]

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Always God’s Children

By Megan Lacourrege   “Mom, I need help!” I can count on hearing these words echo through my house regularly. I always wonder what I’m going to find. A spill? A request for help reaching something high up? An invitation to play a game?

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Marriage and Sanctity: A Match Made in Heaven

By Megan Lacourrege In July, the Church celebrates two sets of married couple saints: Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Therese, and Sts. Anne and Joachim, the parents of the Virgin Mary. These are not the only married couple saints. There are quite a few others. (Even John Paul II’s parents have […]

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Sacrifices Matter

By Megan Lacourrege There has undoubtedly been a lot of disappointment at the number of activities that won’t happen this summer. The list is long: vacations, family get-togethers, birthday parties, camps, pool time and more. Additionally, some families have a member who is immunocompromised, so everyone may feel an extra need to be cautious. Other […]

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Discernment: A True Gift

By Megan Lacourrege “Discernment.” As Catholics, we often use that word when talking about making big life decisions, especially regarding our vocations. When deciding what we will vow ourselves to, prayerfully seeking God’s counsel is of course necessary. Lately, though, I’ve been discovering just how much discernment is needed day-to-day within our vocations.

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When Family Planning Doesn’t Go as Planned

By Megan Lacourrege Many newly married couples dream of what their future families will look like. It can become disillusioning, then, when that plan doesn’t become reality. For some, that means have more children or having them spaced closer than anticipated. For others, like my family, it’s meant the opposite. Our initial family planning aspirations […]

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