Rx for the Soul: Patience

The other day I was talking with a dear friend about combatting our tendency to be snappy and irritated with our close family members, particularly when tired at the end of the day. Both of us love our family members dearly, but find it so easy to go crazy on them and say unkind things to them when…

Lenten Hymns (in English!)

When your family gathers around your home altar for prayer before bed, it’s so beautiful to close (or open!) evening prayer with a hymn. (After all, hymns are an important part of the Divine Office, the constant prayer of the Church that our priests and consecrated religious devote their lives to ceaselessly praying.) This Lent, I…

Catholic Cats

This post is for the cat-lovers amongst you dear readers. (Anyone who does not immediately want to scoop up these adorable fur balls and take them home should stop reading now.) Besides having an affinity for cats and kittens, you know that I am a big fan of the “Middle Ages” as well. Can you guess…

Bury the Alleluia

Mardi Gras Activity for Kids- Bury the Alleluia for Lent. Since Mardi Gras is a week from tomorrow I wanted to share this post by Lacy Rabideau from Catholic Icing this week so you could prepare for it–hint: you’ll need wooden letters and gold spray paint! (Of course, if you are celebrating Septuagesima according to…

Catholic Humor

If you need a laugh this morning, stop by the Catholic Humor board on Pinterest that I’m working on. Hopefully I’m finding the funniest stuff out there! Here’s one of my favorites: And here’s another: One more: (The last two are because I am such a Sacred Music nerd, of course!) Check it out and…