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.
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If you're stumped on gift ideas, no need to panic...we’ve got you covered. We’ve lined up some great inspirational gifts that moms will love. Listed below are four great Mother's Day ideas that will ensure your mom has a pleasurable and relaxing Mother’s Day.
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.
Holy Saturday isn’t just a day to get through so that we can get to Easter! It is a beautiful opportunity to recognize Jesus’ sacrifice and to prepare for His resurrection. Here are some simple ways to fully and confidently participate in Holy Saturday.
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.
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.