St. Joseph is a powerful guide and companion for men aspiring to holiness in these vocations. His life is a testimony to his power as an intercessor for husbands and fathers. Here are four lessons that men can learn from St. Joseph as they seek to live out God’s plan for spousal and fatherly love.
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As an extreme extrovert, this time of social distancing has been painful. It is a lonely time. But there are some things we can do about it. Here are some of the ideas for building community, right now, today.
I love being a mother. But it certainly isn’t the easiest thing I have ever done. There is not always the appreciation we would like. I didn’t really begin appreciating my own mother until I had children myself.
We aren’t “in control.” We can’t force results from any circumstance. But we aren’t helpless, either. So what can we do when we feel anxious? Here are thirteen tips—thirteen small but real things you can do—when feelings of anxiety wash over you.
A home prayer corner is important for your prayer life. It encourages us to take time out of our busy days to be with Our Lord. If you have a family, a home prayer corner serves another purpose: it shows your children the importance of making time and space for God.
Many of us are saddened by the fact that we will be celebrating Palm Sunday at home this year. One thing is certain: this will be a memorable Palm Sunday. In an effort to live out the mystery of the passion with life and joy, I wanted to share some ideas to help your family have a fruitful Palm Sunday celebration.
Now that most public liturgies are canceled—both Masses and parish Stations of the Cross—many of us are feeling the void in our Lenten practices. The good news is: you don’t have to gather in your parish church to meditate on the mysteries of our salvation. You can pray the Stations as a family in your own home!
Children are experts at living in the moment. We, as adults, have a much harder time doing that. And that’s not entirely our fault. We are somewhat hard-wired to live in the past and in the future—it’s instinctual.
Este sacramental de agua bendita es poderoso, y puede ayudarnos a crecer en la vida de la fe. Por eso, lo debemos usar diariamente. Para prevenir el uso descuidado del agua bendita, debemos encontrar aún más maneras de usarlo. Se lo puede usar para bendecir personas, lugares, y objetos que sirven para glorificar a Dios.
It is not difficult to see the beauty of the the birth of Christ in the sweet manger scene where the Infant is wrapped in swaddling clothes and adored by Mary and Joseph. Yet, in truth, we are not naive witnesses to this scene.