Little Offices

Do you want to really feel and understand the sacred rhythm behind the Liturgical Year? Like me, have you spent years sitting in the pews thinking, “Why do we even bother?” Because the only differences you can perceive in most parishes between, say, Ordinary Time and the Easter Season are different felt banners and different sacro-pop songs strummed during Communion. As…

Being Rebels

(Dr. Peter Kreeft on Orthodoxy | Catholic Living | Pinterest.) I was so happy when I found that quote yesterday! Like so much of Dr. Kreeft’s writing, it succinctly expresses a much-needed truth reflecting on our modern times. (Also during my internet travels last evening I found this blog post, Five Positive Ways You Can Be a…

A Prayer for Someone’s Conversion

The tenderness and completeness of this prayer for conversion, from a Victorian-era prayer book, will make you feel like you’ve done a good deed for the day once you’ve prayed it! For the Conversion of Another Incarnate God!  my divine, my adorable Redeemer! who art the way, the truth, and the life, oh bring him (or…

Coping Strategies

Do you ever emotionally struggle with your parish’s lack of sacredness during the celebration of Holy Mass? Is the celebration of Mass loud and distracting, banal or ugly, casual and secular-flavored where you are? Do you have to grit your teeth each and every Sunday morning, wondering how you’re going to get through the next hour? Over…

Quotes of the Week

Read, read, read, that’s all my husband thinks I do! It is all I do, actually. But I don’t like to read alone, I like to share. So here are some of my favorite quotes from my current reads this week. + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +…

Sacred Art for Lenten Meditation

Being created in the image of God, with both soul and body, we human beings NEED art. Certainly I need art, and this Lent I have discovered two amazing artists whose works are like spiritual vitamins to my soul! They were both Frenchmen, and Catholic. From very different periods, using different media, and totally different styles…