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Adoration

By Christine Bordelon For about three years now, I have been a weekly adorer at my parish’s adoration chapel. Before I committed to a regular schedule, I would go to adoration occasionally when I felt a strong need just to be calmed in God’s presence. My first few times, I dropped in the chapel during […]

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Getting organized for back to school

By Gavin Lewis As an educator and a father, I am always torn when summer break draws near.  On one hand, the need for my kids to get back to school and stop eating me out of house and home is at the forefront of my mind. On the other – knowing that I need […]

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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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Doing My Part

By Jenny Dendinger Having five kids means I referee a lot of fights. Sometimes I spend time listening to each side and helping them sort through their feelings, and other times, when I’m really fed up with the fighting, I shut it all down. I immediately take away the source of the disagreement and send […]

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Seeking Safe Spaces

By Megan Lacourrege “Safe spaces.” It’s something I was seeking after experiencing two miscarriages. I didn’t have a name for it at the time, but I learned this phrase through a presentation hosted in 2019 by the Archdiocese of New Orleans when Michaelene Fredenburg, the CEO of Life Perspectives, shared data-driven suggestions on how to […]

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When Mary Received the Eucharist

By Leslie W. Bertucci Picture this scene: The Blessed Mother sits in her room, lost in thought. Perhaps, she is sitting in a chair made especially for her by Joseph or Jesus. She ponders the events of the previous months: her unspeakable sorrow as she watched her only son tortured and crucified; her elation at […]

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The Game of Chess

By Ana Borden Growing up, my father would pull out a marble chess board – that is if a soccer game was not being televised – when Spanish priests from St. Theresa of Avila Parish would regularly visit us. Padre Miguel, in particular, would share his childhood memories from Spain before we enjoyed tapas for […]

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Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

By Ty Salvant You have probably heard a version of this reflection several times over your lifetime. “We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.”

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Be You

By Kristy Solis Maybe it is in our human nature, but we think we need to succumb to others or we need to be who others expect us to be. This expectation is even imparted to our children. Sometimes, as parents, we may place unnecessary expectations on our children. When this occurs, it creates undue […]

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The Gift of Fog

By Stacy LaMorte My best friend has breast cancer. I have had a really difficult time wrapping my head around all of this and even typing those words causes me to bristle. She has already had surgery to explore the area, remove the cancer and reconstruct her body. Now, she is on the chemo part.

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Prayer

By Kristen Bourgeois I recently attended a conference with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner. As part of the conference, there was a healing service with a Eucharistic procession.  I’ve attended healing services before that have always been profoundly impactful in my faith journey. I knew logically […]

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