Would you wear a rosary as a necklace? We rosary pray-ers know the power of the rosary. We feel peace from praying it and are assured of Mary’s closeness as we progress through the prayers and meditations. Simply holding it in our hands brings comfort on difficult days. However, as much as we love our rosary, […]

Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales present lessons for us to contemplate and take to heart. We can learn a great deal by looking closely at these stories and what Scripture would say about them. In The Tinder Box, the solider threw away his silver coins for gold ones. He also stole the tinder box, refusing […]

When can we no longer leave our loved one alone? When do we take away the car keys? When do we prohibit the use of power tools – or any tools? When do we install security or tracking? And when, or if, do we move our loved one to an assisted living home for memory […]

We stopped and stared briefly at each other, two strangers passing in a crowded restaurant. Do I know her? She looks familiar. Actually—she looks like me. Only older. Much older. Or—maybe I look like that. Maybe I look that old. Oh, wait. I am old. Encountering that similar-looking stranger made me stop and acknowledge who […]

The loss of a child leaves a hole in a loving parent’s heart. Whether we lose them through employment or military relocation, disagreements, substance abuse, or death, nothing can replace their absence. The pain may change over time, but it remains in some form until we reunite. Not a day goes by that memories of […]

Joining a religious organization isn’t the life most of us can commit to. We don’t envision our lives as priests, brothers, or sisters. But many of us do want to connect with a religious community as a layperson, and many communities offer such an option. The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the Woods, Indiana is one […]

My day isn’t complete without praying the rosary. The practice helps me to stop, reflect, and ponder the gifts God has given us in Jesus. If you know how to pray the rosary but could use a reminder in regards to the Mysteries, no worries. I have a list for you. Simply decide upon which set of Mysteries […]