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Why I Write

By Kristen Bourgeois I’ve always been introspective, and I love to write. I’ve got journals dating back to high school. But somewhere along my conversion, I stopped writing about the circumstances of whatever drama was unfolding at the current moment and started writing down what God was doing in my life. Mostly, I wrote down […]

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Parenting in the Time of Corona

By Casey Sprehe Sleep train a baby – check Potty train a toddler – check Send a kid to school – check Parent during a pandemic – ???? As a planner, I often prepare for my kids’ next phase of life. Honestly, it has been helpful in many aspects of parenting. Gleaming on wisdom of […]

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Losing a pet

By Christine Bordelon I know pet lovers out there understand the difficulty of losing a beloved animal as we did recently when our 16-year-old Maltese Chloe died. The only pet I had growing up was a parakeet, Pretty Pete, but, I’ve always loved them as did my husband had multiple pets as a kid. When […]

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When you do not understand

By Kristy Solis The world is struggling around us, this includes families and especially children. We instill in our children to lean on their faith to carry them through this uncertain time. When you do not understand the world around you, it is a time for renewal and to seek faith. It is a time […]

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The word of God comes to you

By Greg Zambrano During quarantine time, we’re stuck at home, and we can’t go to Mass or adoration as easily as we used to. The solution I’ve found to remain close to God is reading the Bible. Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the life. He is part of the “trinity” of […]

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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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Marriage in the Time of Corona

By Casey Sprehe During engagement and at our wedding, I had a clear view of what I wanted our marriage to look like. And while I accounted for kids, I did not account for everything that came with them – activities, sicknesses, school projects, friendships, etc. Ten years later, all those things are my reality […]

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We Cannot Bear False Witness

By Ty Salvant Has a non-Catholic ever accused you of worshiping the saints or Mary? Suppose you carefully explained that while we only worship God. We do honor Mary, whom he himself has honored in a special way, and we reach out to her to intercede on our behalf. And when we pray to the […]

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Known By Heart

By Leslie W. Bertucci I love seeing life through the eyes of my grandchildren. It helps me remember events from my own childhood and appreciate things I often take for granted. Like 4-year-old Ollie, I loved books as a child. I still do. I remember one of my favorite pastimes was grabbing a book from […]

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From Routine to Ritual: Making More of My Time with God

By Charlotte Phillips My prayer life, as with most other aspects of my life, ebbs and flows. There are times that prayer comes easily. I can sit, take a few deep breaths and immediately go to what my friend Becky refers to our “inner chapel” to spend one-on-one time with God. In these moments, my […]

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Unfinished Business

By Charla Spalluto Misse I believe that being a member of a Christian family means happily serving each other whenever possible.  As a parent and spouse, like me, you probably find that you are often called into “spontaneous service.”  That means frequent interruptions. 

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