Traditions and the Rhythm of Life

Traditions give rhythm to life within a specific family. Much like the Liturgical calendar, holidays and traditions allow a rhythm to life. We know what to expect and when and prepare accordingly. This can be such a great comfort in a world and life that is often so unpredictable. I know every Christmas we are … Continue reading Traditions and the Rhythm of Life

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Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?

In Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II proposed a new way of praying the rosary, a contemplative way. These meditations based on this way of praying are a little different than ones that may be traditionally used, but they are full of new insights and stir up the flame of love within hearts. Since … Continue reading Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?

Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful

The story of the woman caught in adultery (cf. John 8:1-11) always filled me with a glorious hope. She was caught literally in the act of adultery, witnesses dragged her to the temple where Jesus was, and they asked for the punishment proscribed by Mosaic Law. The elders and everyone else who dragged that woman … Continue reading Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful