Category spirituality

A Caregiver’s Prayer

This prayer says it all. We caregivers of faith pray. We pray when we get up in the morning, all day long, and throughout the restless nights. We pray for our loved one and our much-needed strength, courage, and patience. We couldn’t get through the day without knowing God is with us, guiding us, and providing […]

Let’s Make a Deal

“Lord, if you help me find a job today, I promise I’ll never complain about going to work. I will go in every day with a smile on my face.” Not all losses are the same but losing a job is close to the top, because it is painful on several levels. The loss of […]

The Budding Rosary

The rosary is often referred to as a rose garden blooming with Hail Mary roses. Every Hail Mary we pray is like giving Mary a rose. Perhaps that is why many claim to smell a fragrant aroma of roses when they believed Mary was near to them. Our Catholic rosary is rich in history evolving from […]

Education for Better Living

Saint Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin believed the best way to solve the issues of poverty and inequality is through education. Education increases the realm of employment opportunities, thereby enhancing the ability to provide for one’s family. Better employment positions lead to more lucrative jobs. When St. Mary-of-the-Woods College opened its doors in 1840 no other school […]

The Rosary Workout

From Labor Day through Easter, we eat our way from one holiday to the next. Each one of those holidays adds calories and a few more pounds. I used to be able to eat anything I wanted without increasing my weight. Now I look at a recipe or menu and gain a pound. The older […]

Holiest of Saturdays

If you want to participate in our Church’s greatest and most unique solemnity, attend the Easter Vigil. Most Catholics are accustomed to Masses that are an hour or less, but the Easter Vigil typically lasts two to three times that. Together we keep watch for the resurrection of Christ in a profound way. Celebrated after […]

Serving One Another with the Legion of Mary

Grieving our life’s pain with Mary blooms into something beautiful when we transform our heartache into works of love, prayer, and charity. A wide variety of Marian organizations offers such opportunities in which to participate. From daily prayers to feeding the hungry, we can align ourselves with groups that fit our abilities and time constraints. […]

Read It Another Way

We go through life doing the same things in the same way because it’s how we’ve always done it. Those tried and true methods work for us. However, switching things around a bit often sheds new light on a situation, thought, or action. It can bring us to a higher level of understanding. There are […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Praying the Rosary is Cool

Praying the daily rosary is my saving grace for so many reasons. I need to pray it. This prayer form is meditative, calming, and inspiring. Answers come while praying, and so does a sense of peace and reassurance that God is with me. It’s a timeless way to pray. How can all the benefits that […]

Peace Comes with Prayer

Pope Francis is currently in Fatima Portugal for a two-day pilgrimage commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The centennial reminds us of our continued need for world peace and how it can only be attained through prayer and devotion to our Lord. Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, […]