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By Lisa Janusa A sea captain needs to have a sextant to safely steer his ship through stormy seas. Today, all families, likewise, must have a reliable tool to navigate safely through family discord. Every family will experience challenges to peace and unity. Unity in families should mirror the unity within the Holy Trinity.
By Lisa Janusa Friendship is described in Wikipedia as a relationship of mutual affection between two people. Encyclopedia Britannica’s definition is a state of enduring affection, esteem, intimacy and trust for another. What is the purpose of friendship and are we called to have a friendship with God that is Divine?
By Lisa Janusa Living with my family in New Orleans for over 50 years, we have experienced several hurricanes and storms that arose in the Gulf of Mexico. Our first reaction to the news of a new hurricane was to pray that it would not come our way. Secondly, we considered whether to stay or […]
By Lisa Janusa We recently celebrated the feast of Pentecost or the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the apostles after Jesus ascended into heaven. Jesus had instructed them to pray and wait for the Holy Spirit. He told them that it was essential that he return to the father so that the […]
By Lisa Janusa Many of our children will be receiving the sacrament of first holy Communion this spring, and I would like to share some stories that you might tell them about the beauty of receiving Christ’s body. Blessed Imelda Lambertini was an only child of a noble Catholic family who lived in Italy in […]
By Lisa Janusa Recently, I heard a priest speak at a children’s school Mass about “Do’s and Don’ts” in regard to our negative and positive obligations. God gave Moses and the chosen people 10 Commandments to serve as guideposts for their living holy lives. The people were taught that belonging to God in a covenant […]
By Lisa Janusa The definition of the word “heed” is to pay attention or be attentive. Many people may be aware of the story of the three shepherd children in a small town called “Fatima” that were visited by the Blessed Mother in 1917, but have not heard about the angel that prepared the children […]
By Lisa Janusa How do we as parents of young children help faith to grow in their hearts? “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. God wants parents to teach their children about all the wonders of being a […]
By Lisa Janusa “Sing to the mountains, sing to the sea. Raise your voices, lift your hearts. This is the day the Lord has made. Let all the earth rejoice!” These lyrics taken from Psalm 118 in the Old Testament and put to music are an example of praise and worship which is an essential […]