Bold, Brave, Catholic: Divine Appointment

"It can be demonstrably proven that I’m Catholic. Anybody who knows me for a few minutes knows it’s true. Being solid, and faithful, and generous, and helpful – these things are visible to the world. (The Mary statue in the front yard, and the Miraculous Medal around the neck are obvious hints, too.) But boldness and bravery aren’t part of my reputation..." This month's installment of "Bold, Brave, Catholic," shares insight from Julia at Fresh Rosary.com. Read more for her take, as well as what is meant by "Divine Appointment."

Happy, Holy Kids: A Review of “Me & My House” Parenting Program

"Salvation begins in the home," says Patrick Sullivan. And, in this review of a Catholic-based parenting series, I felt empowered to continue raising my children with the values and emphasis on the spiritual matters, as much as the secular matters. Read more if you'd like an honest review of the parenting program, "Me & My House," developed by a Canadian Catholic evangelism team.

Bold, Brave, Catholic: A Poem

My latest installment of "Bold, Brave, Catholic" is written by a dear friend and fellow Catholic wife and mother. After experiencing a miscarriage, she felt moved to contribute to the "Bold, Brave, Catholic" series, praying her words will reach another woman who may be struggling through similar circumstances. Please read and share with a woman you may know may need the encouragement!

Fresh Rosary Memorial Day Novena

"One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to "pray for the dead." As we begin to head toward Memorial Day 2019, I am honored to be able to offer this free Novena manuscript on my blog. I am hoping that you will join me in praying for the very special Holy (Military) Souls in Purgatory... the ones who have given all in service to our country - both during and after their time in service..."

Scents, Mother’s Day, & Fatima: Thoughts on Faith

"Once upon a time, I wrote about not praying the Rosary as I should - or, even as I advocate. With the thoughts swirling of scents, of today's feast day, and faith, I am brought back to a desire to pray the Rosary. I want to shower Mary, the Mother of Jesus, with all the roses I am able. As she shines brightly for so many, ultimately she points those of us who believe in Christ back to her Son..."

Thoughts on my faith life, spurred by scents and today's Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.