Pope Francis’s Witness Symbolized in an Image

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

7 QT Friday: Halloween is Catholic and How to Become a Saint

  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

7 QT Friday: Images of Mary for Every Culture

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

“Come. Now is the Time to Worship..”

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: Holiness

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!    

Mary is Living in My Heart? Help!

 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

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