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.
Catholic Home & Family
Most of us think of Thanksgiving as a time of love and closeness. We eagerly await reunion with family and friends as we celebrate our special traditions. The memories we make will last a lifetime, and of course, there’s that wonderful meal we enjoy together. Those are the ideals of the Thanksgiving holiday.
While my own love for the Mass has grown over time, I also know that I want that to be the case for my children, as well. I want them to love the Mass, too! This brings up a question: how do we pass this love along?
Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to think about WHY you ask Dad all those questions and go to him for advice, and then actually share your reflections with him. We’ve put together a list of 10 quotes to help you express what you most appreciate about your dad.
As we began our 11.7-mile trek at the Saddleback Mountain trailhead in Maine we were immediately surrounded by beauty. The terrain varied as we hiked... with wooded paths becoming rocky and then ascending through thick forests of green to pristine lakes that seemed to appear from nowhere. I was stunned by the beauty of the crea[...]
Before you start down a rabbit hole of anxious planning, don't forget that, as we face any situation, God's grace is there too - in abundance! It's always easier to recall God's presence and peace when we have visible reminders of that presence in front of us. With that in mind, we present for your reflective, lighthearted enjoy[...]
Have you ever wondered what prompts us to pray? This thought occurred to me recently while at Adoration. As I poured out my cares and concerns to Jesus, it dawned on me that I was there because the Holy Spirit wanted me to be there.
We need the consistent silence that comes from time spent with God in prayer. At other times, music can help raise our minds heavenwards and bring into clearer focus what God might be trying to say to us.
Recently I encountered a slight problem when turning to the saints in regards to marriage and family, and perhaps you would too, because from the list of popular saints I know, it may often be the case that a favorite saint was, um, celibate. That being said, I decided to compile a list of thoughts and prayers on parenting and f[...]
There’s nothing quite like seeing someone say goodbye to a spouse, family member, or friend in uniform at the airport. A long, silent hug. A gentle wave. A tearful goodbye at the parting of ways. One chin lifted bravely, a heavy bag flung over a shoulder—while the one left behind gives an encouraging smile and walk[...]