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Parenting Thoughts, Tips, and Prayers From Saints Who Were Parents

Jun 29, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

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[...]

How To Experience The Sacred Triduum With Children

Mar 23, 2018 By Whitney Hetzel

Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week of the church year—even more so than Christmas. Beginning with Palm Sunday, when Jesus entered triumphantly into Jerusalem, and ending with Easter Sunday, Holy Week progresses to its final days with great solemnity. Sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday is referred to[...]

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