Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

As a mother of a large family, struggling to wash, dry, and fold three or four loads of laundry every day, I secretly wondered if there was an obscure saint, with little to do, who could fill in as my patron saint of missing socks. Little did I know, God was using the dilemma of…… Continue reading Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

A Jesuit Theological Joke

  I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a University New Testament class. Jesus was walking alongside the Sea of Galilee when he turned to Simon Peter and asked him “Who do you say that I…… Continue reading A Jesuit Theological Joke

A Makeover

My sense of fashion withered while raising nine kids on a hobby farm.  I barely had enough time to make sure my dress was clean and my hair and teeth were brushed before I hustled everyone out the door and made sure they were all well groomed. This changed when my daughters were in their late…… Continue reading A Makeover

Reflections After Spending Hours Locked in a Chicken Coop

I have always heard the mother is the heart of the family, especially a stay at home mother with a crew of kids, who also helps with a hobby farm. So why was I not missed when I spent hours locked in the chicken coop? You must first understand that even if this was a subconscious…… Continue reading Reflections After Spending Hours Locked in a Chicken Coop

No More Mental Kung-Fu

Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit.  It can be ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born because of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with more than simply inherited physical characteristics but personalities…… Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu

When a Fish Tries To Fly

Consider these quotes from the saints: “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” -St. Catherine of Sienna “The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.” -St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)   In other words, be who you were created to be; discover who you…… Continue reading When a Fish Tries To Fly