We, women, are called to use our beautiful, intuitive gift of nurturing to help calm the hearts of others through prayer, presence, and petition for our loved ones and our nation.
This simple rule has transformed, not only our home but our fundamental attitude toward material things and the way we view the world around us. It’s teaching us prudence and to foster a holy detachment that encourages us to examine what we have and why we have it. In the process, we’ve embarked on a journey toward greater discipleship, stronger trust in Divine Providence, and deeper faith.
In the past several weeks, there have been 50 recorded incidents of churches, parishes, and religious statues being destroyed in the United States and Canada. That list continues to grow. This is a cause for great concern, but not for hopelessness. Buildings, parishes and statues are structures that can be defaced and destroyed, but our faith cannot – as long as we cling to Christ and his Mother.
Our world is suffering in this time of COVID-19, and we can help to abate that suffering and bring Christ to the world, with godly words and gestures.
Across the globe, Catholic churches have emptied holy water fonts in an effort to stall the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s officially known. It’s got me thinking about the importance of holy water in general and the need to keep it in our homes and with us when we travel.
Just as we can have chronic inflammation of the body, I think we also can have chronic inflammation of the soul. When we habitually take in things that are not beneficial to our spiritual life, when we haphazardly consume the world around us, it affects the overall health of our souls.
St. Monica, whose memorial we celebrate on August 27, is the patron saint of mothers and wives. This makes sense since her tears and prayers brought her son, Augustine, out of a life of sin and into one of virtue that eventually led to his canonization. Her husband, Patritius, was Read more…