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 saints, we are asking them to pray with us and for us, just as we would ask of a living friend.

Read More

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 my shelf, climbing my favorite tree and appreciate things I often take for granted. I imagined I was part of the story, and the other characters were my friends. I learned many stories by heart, and their plots are still with me to this day. Read More

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 prayer feels deep and it naturally flows. I truly feel God’s presence. Read More

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.  Read More

The Gift of Siblings: Perfectly Planned

By Ana Borden

I have been extraordinarily blessed having three sisters. We know each other better than anyone else thanks to childhood adventures, inside jokes and seeing each other through all different seasons, challenges and experiences. We are there for each other’s birthdays, special events and in our children’s lives, even if it might be via technology because of distance or the pandemic. Read More

Creative ways to pray with little ones

By Kristen Bourgeois

I feel far from God when I don’t pray.  I love a good devotional book, my journal and an hour in the adoration chapel.  But being a stay at home momma with two littles, my prayer time has had to adjust, especially during this pandemic. Read More

“Beauty from Murky Waters”

By Mary Bruno

It only took one dose of not-so-tasty medicine for our 4-year-old daughter to cringe and run away screaming at the site of the next 29 doses. Thank God for chocolate syrup! But that antibiotic finally started to heal her from an aggressive sickness. Read More

Storytelling

By Stacy LaMorte

Storytelling is one of the oldest pastimes and ways to teach.  Jesus himself understood the importance of parables to get his lessons across in a way that listeners would be able to relate, remember and retell his word.

Read More

A Different Perspective

By Jenny Dendinger

I was lost in lesson planning when my son approached me in tears. I automatically scanned his little body for signs of injury, but all I could find was a defeated look on his face. He crumbled into my arms and sobbed, “Mom, I wasted my money on this game! All of the instructions are in a different language!”

Read More

Good fruit

By Greg Zambrano

Last Sunday, we went to Mass. The Gospel reading was Matthew 13:1-23, “The parable of the sower”

In this parable, Jesus speaks about how we are all different, like the types of soils ready or not to receive nutrients which are the words of God. What ultimately gives us the strength to grow strong and produce good fruit?

Read More