Seven differences that Pope Francis has made in one public appearance are in keeping with this man’s lifestyle. This image is also a visual symbol for this pope’s message to the world. Pope Francis has a special vocation to witness to social issues. this is not to demean Pope Benedict , who taught with deep wisdom;…… Continue reading Pope Francis’s Witness Symbolized in an Image
I learned something new yesterday, something liberating, that freed me from decades of guilt. I raised my nine children in the shadow of other dedicated Catholic mothers, mostly homeschoolers, who thought that Halloween was evil, dedicated to witches. Their children were not allowed to celebrate but went to a church basement ( which was an hour…… Continue reading 7 QT Friday: Halloween is Catholic and How to Become a Saint
I went on an image search binge this week, unearthing countless images of Mary on and from Pinterest. I collected an eclectic mixture with everything from obscure fine art, modern abstracts, old icons, stained glass, statues and even ethnic and folk art. This is a treasure trove of images, a literal feast for the visual senses, food for…… Continue reading 7 QT Friday: Images of Mary for Every Culture
God you have made us for yourself St Augustine Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you; so lead us by your Spirit that in this life we may live to your glory and in the life to come enjoy you for ever;…… Continue reading “Come. Now is the Time to Worship..”
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly at RAnn’s to share our best posts with each other. A Saint Lets God do All the Work God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways: Thank Heaven!
Even now, some 30 years later, tear well up and I could weep with relief all over again as I write these words. Somehow I was given the grace to lay down my logic, reasoning and Protestant theology and simply throw myself into the arms of my Spiritual Mother. What would be the absolute worst…… Continue reading Mary is Living in My Heart? Help!
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly at RAnn’s to share our best posts with each other. 1. 3 Truths for My Children A…… Continue reading Sunday Snippets
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly at RAnn’s to share our best posts with each other. I must share the post about my daughter’s wedding two weeks ago; she was stunning 1. 7QT Friday: University, a Wedding,the Sacred Heart 2. Child’s Play: A Theological Debate
I am childless for the first time in 33 1/2 years as my ninth child starts university! I was always sad when summer was over and school began. I enjoyed the relaxed, hot days of summer with…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: University,a Wedding,the Sacred Heart
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the…… Continue reading Sunday Snippets
7 Quick Takes Friday with Jenny at Conversion Diary A major pitfall facing all committed Christian mothers, especially a home school mum is letting go of control of our children’s spirituality and inner healing so that Christ has a chance to save, heal, and sanctify them. Over zealous mothers get in God’s way. Trust me.…… Continue reading 7QT: Are You an Octopus Parent?
In your own faith: Can you remember when you became “curious” about the faith – whether as a convert, revert, or cradle Catholic just waking up to mature discipleship? How would you explain the difference between an active and passive faith? In your parish: If a newcomer walked into your parish today, curious about the…… Continue reading Desperate Hunger Energized My Curiosity: Lawn Chair Catechism
I have often begged for help during my first year on the internet. I barely understand 21st century technology and the instructions on the web assume that you have a basic understanding of their dialect. Other writers always answer my how to questions. More importantly, fellow bloggers comment on articles and promote my blog without expecting anything…… Continue reading Charity: Bloggers Helping Bloggers
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the…… Continue reading Catholic Carnival
The Lord’s gift to me as a mother of a large family has been and still is concrete, contagious joy. It is time to introduce my family to fellow Catholic bloggers on 7QT Fridays, hosted by Jenny at ConversionDiaries.com My call from God is to witness to the joy I discovered as we raised nine…… Continue reading 7 QT Fridays: The Joy of a Large Family
We’re starting our Lawn Chair Catechism! The first post is up over at CatholicMom.com, and I’m joining the discussion. We will be studying and discussing Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples, for free this summer! All comers are welcome…easy-as-pie free study guide, or cheap-for-you copies of the book should make this a great summer book group for Catholic mamas. In her…… Continue reading Most of Our People are not Disciples #1. Lawn Chair Catechism
Join with us as we gather to write about our week at Conversion Diaries, hosted by Jenny. I have been fascinated by Mary this week, after all it is May and I was a Protestant who was horrified when Mary decided to move into my heart. I wrote a post about the experience. The title…… Continue reading 7 QT Friday
What would be the absolute worst thing that could happen to a nice Protestant girl? Why Mary, the Blessed Virgin, would do a little interior house cleaning, then make a home for herself in the poor girl’s heart, that’s what! If that was not bad enough, this perplexed young woman’s belief system would stay staunchly anti-Catholic…… Continue reading Mary is Living in my Heart? Help!
Sunday Snippets – Happy Mother’s Day It’s Sunday so it’s time to join with RAnn for Sunday Snippets where Catholic bloggers share their previous week’s posts.Happy Mother’s Day posts for this week are Thoughts on Grace. Mothers, Do You Act Like a Holy Vacuum Cleaner? Mary is my Real Mum A Whispered Hello
It’s time to connect again with other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets. This first post illustrates a mere part of the tens of thousands of Catholic images on Pinterest which range from traditional to modern. Catholic Pinterst Sites Open Doors A Catholic Mother’s Wisdom