Why Feast?

In many parishes and Catholic homes in the West, the tradition of feasting has been lost. It seems a quaint relic of the Age of Faith to so many people. But we Catholics today MUST celebrate feast days, because prayerfully celebrated days of the Church Year are the lifeblood of the Domestic Church. Yes, we must…

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…

For You Worriers

Whether you are a chronic worrier like me, or simply need some perspective at this hectic time of the year, here are some verses of Holy Writ to comfort you and remind you of what’s really important: And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what…

Advent Preparations

It’s Monday of the very last week of the Church Year! This is it, y’all! It’s almost Advent. Are you ready for Advent? Do you have your: • Advent Wreath? Have you got one that you reuse each year, or do you buy/make your own annually out of evergreen branches? It’s time to make sure…

A Chapter a Day

One of the best things my mom ever did for me and my sisters and brother was sit us down each morning and have one of us read a chapter of the Gospels. Just a chapter—no explanations or exegesis, just one of us reading a chapter aloud of St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke or…