By Kristy Solis
Do you recall the details of your first reconciliation or your child’s first reconciliation?
Recently, my oldest daughter participated in her first reconciliation. It was such a blessing to be a part of her process and to experience her growth in her faith. She was genuinely excited to participate in this sacrament of reconciliation. Read More
By Kim Roberts
A few years back, our parish church was a stop for the relics of St. Padre Pio. I found out about it, by chance, but – with our family’s hectic schedule – I didn’t think for one minute I would be able to make it for the viewing. Read More
By Stacy LaMorte
You may not realize it, but, as a loving parent, you are integrating the Corporal Works of Mercy into your daily life.
Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked (even when they don’t want to keep their clothes on!) and caring for the sick are all Works of Mercy. Read More
By Greg Zambrano
Learning a second language at times is very common, depending on the family or community.
Sometimes, the children must learn the native language of the parents or ancestors for cultural reasons or parents might encourage a child to learn a second language like Chinese, French, Spanish or Japanese to further increase their possibilities of obtaining a great career. Read More
By Leslie Bertucci
The winter holidays are over, and the spring holidays are starting to gear up. And I’m just over here trying to catch my breath.
Once again I am reminding myself to put first things first. Not only as a practical method of survival, but in order to accomplish what God asks of me in each season. Read More
By Charla Spalluto Misse
After a long day of work one evening, when I was single, living in Virginia and feeling particularly homesick for New Orleans, I went to the drive-thru at Popeye’s. If you knew me, you would think that was pretty funny since I don’t particularly like fast food. Still, there I was, ordering fried chicken AND a biscuit! Read More
By Gaby Smith
Self-care is something that is very new to me. It came down to talking to a professional counselor to tell me that I need to take care of me.
I suffer with anxiety. My body feels like it’s constricting at 100 miles per hour, and I can’t breathe. Read More
By Courtney Elmer
Ever wonder what Heaven and dirty diapers have to do with each Other? Me neither … until now.
“Imagine someone looking at your family and seeing a glimpse of heaven.” When I heard this in the priest’s homily on Sunday, I didn’t know whether I should laugh, cry or roll my eyes. Read More
By Ana Borden
Recently, I was having an early Saturday morning coffee date with a friend. We shared our latest updates and, as our conversation evolved, she shared her thought on an emotion I had not put much thought into before that moment. It was fear. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
We all know that in New Orleans, the answer to “Where’d you go to school?” is meant to be answered with your high school alma mater.
I never gave much thought to the impact that question has in our little world until my daughter asked me the question. And, upon hearing my answer, she said, “Then I am going there, too!” Read More