For the first time in our lives, the usual liturgies and traditions of Good Friday (such as the Veneration of the Cross) will not be available to Catholics except through livestream. However, with a little preparation, we can set Good Friday apart from all other days and truly enter into the Mystery of our Salvation.
Home & Family
On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. We also accompany Jesus as His Passion begins in the Garden at Gethsemane. How do can we honor Holy Thursday at home? Here are six ideas.
Blessed Michael Sopocko, Saint Faustina’s confessor, once spoke of additional promises that Jesus made to St. Faustina regarding the Divine Mercy image: "When chastisements for sins come upon the world and your own country will experience utter degradation, the only refuge will be trust in My mercy."
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!
Have you ever thought about giving a spiritual gift to your spouse for Valentine's Day? When we recall the origins of this feast day, we can see why a spiritual gift might actually be in better keeping with "who" and "what" the feast is about.
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.
I recently called a friend to ask for her prayers in a situation I was struggling with. A few weeks later I texted her to say that circumstances had improved, and she quickly texted back: “Be sure to thank God...He likes to be thanked!”
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.