By Kim Roberts Being a woman of a particular age, I recall attending Mass every Sunday with my family dressed in “church clothes.” My sister and I almost always wore dresses or skirts, my brother always wore dress trousers with tucked in button-down shirts, and we all wore dress shoes. We never questioned it; we […]
By Stacy LaMorte Our Holy Father has asked us in the month of September to responsibly use our resources that God has given us. He is not only asking us to pray for this change, but to model it as well. It is hard to know the right things to focus on: composting, rain barrels […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse Do you remember the readings chosen for your wedding? I always remember one reading, in particular, a reading that my husband and I chose together and that I always enjoy hearing, “The Wedding Feast at Cana.” I am always heartened to imagine our loving Mother Mary beseeching Jesus to save the […]
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 Charlotte Phillips When the schools closed on March 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, I don’t think any of us expected to still be living in this state of limbo six months later. Finishing the last nine weeks of the school year around our kitchen table while my husband and I […]
By Sarah McDonald On Sunday, August 23, as the threat of a hurricane double whammy loomed over New Orleans, we went to Mass as a family for the first time in several weeks. My husband and I figured there was no better time to attend together even if it meant mask-distracted 6 and 4 year […]
By Ana Borden One of the many places we evacuated to the first six weeks following Hurricane Katrina was Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Words will never express the emotions following the days and weeks following the devastation when hope seemed to cease. After many anxious days and sleepless nights, an invitation came through on one of the […]
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 Ty Salvant “We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Yes, they’ll know we are […]
By Kim Roberts I’ve been trying to wrap my head around all the havoc Covid has wrecked in everyone’s life over these many long months. The isolation, illness, panic, loss of freedoms, missed milestone events and just the joy that has been sucked out of day-to-day life.
By Charla Spalluto Misse When my son was 3 while we were driving to preschool, I explained that I was going to Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, in other words, for our Mother Mary’s birthday. My son’s “job” at that time was to pick balloons for all celebrations. So, he […]