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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
By Megan Lacourrege When I learned about purgatory as a child, I had thought, “I guess that’s where I’m going.” I didn’t believe I could personally go straight to heaven, so I thought it best to aim for purgatory. At least it’s not hell, and I’ll go to heaven eventually, right? As I got older, […]