Contributing Blog Author Category

Would You Say a Prayer?

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.  

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Realizing a new stage of life

By Christine Bordelon The other day, my son called from out of town to say hi and talk about his daughter – my granddaughter – starting eighth grade in high school. Does she have everything she needs? Could I pick up pre-ordered shirts and her sweatshirt? It got me contemplating this stage of my life […]

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Sharing married life with the one she loves

By Charlotte Phillips Today, my husband and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since we’ve said our “I dos” on that unseasonably cool (who are we kidding, less hot!) August night. But, most of the time, it’s hard to imagine life before we were together.

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Can’t Change It

By Stacy LaMorte Hal Elrod was about 20 years old when he was hit head-on by an oncoming drunk driver. He required 11 surgeries for his injuries and was in a coma for six weeks. When he finally came to, his doctors all said that he still had a very long road ahead of him […]

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Teaching Humility

By Sarah McDonald This week, the world is watching the one-year delayed Olympic games. This past weekend, I watched my son and his incredible teammates accomplish a dream on the baseball diamond. Through these competitions, it would be easy to get caught up in the glory, but what has stood out to me the most […]

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Lift Me Up To The Lord

By Gina Sternfels Heading into the adoration chapel, I saw a father bringing his baby inside. The father’s face was bright with a smile, and he was beaming carrying his son. As I prayed, I was touched by the sounds of that sweet baby that I guess was around 9 months old. The father tending […]

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Holding God’s Hand

By Stacy LaMorte As I was walking into school on yet another rainy morning this week, I was following behind a preschooler and her mother. They were both decked out in their rain boots and ponchos, and mom was carrying an umbrella. She was holding her daughter’s hand with her free hand as they made […]

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The Rhythm of the Rosary

By Leslie W. Bertucci Imagine a child sitting in his mother’s lap, murmuring to her while fingering the beads of her necklace, while she shows him the pictures of a book. Each page she turns takes the child deeper into a beautiful spiritual mystery. Perhaps they’re sitting in a rocking chair, and the rhythm of […]

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Fearless

By Greg Zambrano   The passion of Christ is a very violent and horrific event, but we should never be afraid of a crucifix – just respect and honor it.   Many courageous Christian men and women have stared at, venerated and exalted one. Valiant saints like Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, Maria Goretti and others […]

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The Gratitude Journal

By Ana Borden One of the most well received gifts on Christmas Day was a gratitude journal for our oldest child. During a year where the focus has been one of what went wrong versus what we should be grateful for, it has definitely been a good addition during our nightly routine. In just a […]

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Glorifying the Lord and loving my neighbor

By Ty Salvant God has gifted each of us with a variety of talents – mental and physical, personal and social.  Coupled with our personality, our talents take different forms. Some manifest outwardly as with a singer, while others focus inwardly such as songwriters. But these are all talents nonetheless. 

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