St. Augustine’s Prayer for All Virtues

This beautiful, strikingly emotional prayer is so long that it might more fittingly be called a “meditation.” The source in which I found this prayer surprisingly gives no information about it other than the title, so I don’t know if it really is by St. Augustine–but I think that as such an important and holy figure in…

Married Life: The Little Things

On the day I got married, I did not expect or understand that the future happiness my new husband and I looked forward to would come from the very small things. Naively, I believed that it took the “big things” to keep us connected and make us happy: big things like frequently affirming out loud that we…

Catholic Culture at Home

That seeming paradox about human nature is my theme again today–examining the Spiritual Life in light of our physical bodies. Devoted to helping inspire a rebirth of Christian culture in the outside world, this blog’s purpose is to help each of you develop a Christian culture in your homes. Whether or not we actually have a Christian culture in our homes is extremely evident…

Loving Goodness

We need a Christ Who will restore moral indignation, Who will make us hate evil with a passionate intensity, and love goodness to a point where we can drink death like water. –Ven. Fulton Sheen (in his Life of Christ) I can’t get that last phrase, “drink death like water,” out of my mind. I…

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…