By Kim Roberts During the three-month stay at home orders, my family watched Mass every Sunday from the St. Louis Cathedral. We fell into a routine, sleep in, eat breakfast, gather in the living room, phones silenced, light a candle, display a wooden cross and share holy water we brought back from our trip to […]
By Megan Lacourrege “Discernment.” As Catholics, we often use that word when talking about making big life decisions, especially regarding our vocations. When deciding what we will vow ourselves to, prayerfully seeking God’s counsel is of course necessary. Lately, though, I’ve been discovering just how much discernment is needed day-to-day within our vocations.
By Stacy LaMorte Every time we are able to attend Mass, which is becoming more frequent now that we are slowly progressing out of quarantine, we are called to recognize that this is the closest we can be to heaven and to Christ while we are here on earth. And, we are not alone as […]
By Jenny Dendinger P.E. – canceled. Trip to the lighthouse – canceled. First Friday picnic – canceled. Little Mermaid Ballet – canceled. Date night – canceled. I could go on, but I think you get my point. COVID-19 threw quite a monkey wrench into our plans, and, as a result, our family life became a […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse I have an older friend with whom I correspond by email. Just before he left New Orleans to retire in his native country, we had dinner together. This special friend recently wrote to me that he was always sorry he didn’t offer me any good advice at our last dinner when […]
By Ty Salvant The way in which we discuss with our children the current protests fueled by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis and events leading up to them will have a large impact on where they choose to focus and what they will pray for in the end.
By Kim Roberts Here we are, three months into a pandemic that has kept us in our houses and our children away from their schools. I have to admit, the struggle has been real at times. I am not a teacher, do not want to teach – especially my own child. But, since my daughter […]
By Charlotte Phillips It has been three months since our lives have been turned upside down as a result of COVID-19. Our older two kids have just finished the final 9 weeks of the school year around our kitchen table as my husband and I work, and our little two play and ask for snacks […]
By Jenny Dendinger With a heavy heart, I spoke to our children about the evils of racism during our bedtime prayers. This wasn’t the first time we’d discussed the topic, but their innocent faces always look the same – shocked and confused. While I mournfully described the last moments of George Floyd’s life, their eyes […]
By Sarah McDonald I am a planner. I like to have a schedule and know what is happening when and where. I still have a written calendar as well as my phone-based calendar so that I can make additional notes as necessary. Plus, I still think I remember better when I handwrite it. On March […]
By Gaby Smith During quarantine, my family and I were trying to find things to do. Other than going outside and watching TV, there wasn’t much. One day, my son came up to me asking me if I needed help cooking dinner. My immediate thought was, “This will be A LOT to handle … I […]