How to Make a Difference

Pope Francis said something at World Youth Day that Fr. Z frequently quotes at his blog: “¡Vaya lio!” In the context of the Holy Father’s remarks, I believe it means something like “Make a holy mess in this world!” Do you need to make a difference, make a “holy mess” somewhere? Obviously it is part…

My Convert’s Top Ten Adjustments

Once my husband and I gave up all hope we felt much better! They should have told us to surrender our sanity when we started contemplating marriage. Seriously, though, in the last few years, we have had to learn to let go and laugh at the concoction our marriage has made blending our once-separate lives. But in…

St. Catherine Center Boards on Pinterest

St. Catherine Center Boards on Pinterest When I learned about Pinterest from a friend, I felt like I had stumbled upon the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Now I’ve started pinning some things from here and there onto the boards that I think might be interesting to you, dear readers! Come see–and come…

How to Celebrate: A Checklist

Having just passed through the joyous days of the Christmas Season, I received an education once again in how people celebrate. We all know how to celebrate Christmas, and how to throw a birthday party–yet it can seem foreign and strange to think of celebrating those days in the Church that the world is not…

Send Some Ideas!

The well has been dry for a few days, folks! I need some ideas. Is there anything you have been investigating or doing for your Domestic Churches that should be featured here at the St. Catherine Center? Almost all of the high holy days for Christmastide are behind us, and Ordinary Time begins on January 13th…

Tomorrow is “St. Distaff’s Day”

Ha ha ha! As if we Catholics didn’t have a tradition wealthy with Saints’ days and feasts, we also have a “made-up” saint’s day as well for the transition back to the normal routine after Christmas: January 7 is “St. Distaff’s” Day, or Roc/Rock Day, both names called after the tool women used when spinning. Long…