"Lent is usually a typical time in which Catholics assess adding to their prayer life, or giving something up (fasting), or doing some act of love to another (almsgiving). Perhaps somebody out there is considering veiling as a devotion - but, are too worried about standing out, or their kids not being old enough to leave the veil alone, or just still deeply praying about this particular devotion. It is for that woman that I wrote and updated my reasons for veiling. I wanted to give another perspective of this still-misunderstood devotion." I've realized how remiss I have been in updating followers on the devotion of veiling - and, how it helps me participate more fully during Mass. Do you have a special devotion? I'd love to hear about it!
The closer today's 100th Anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima drew, the deeper thoughts I had on the subject of eternity. It began with my post at Catholic Sistas, and ends with my thoughts here.
What does Mary's Ardent Charity mean for us centuries later? Well, I'm glad you asked! Charity isn't quite what society defines it as - instead, it is loving God above all things, and loving our neighbor above all things, all for the love of God. Explore more in this post on what it means to live "with Charity," as part of the Marian Virtue Series!
"However, my job as a mother is to love unconditionally, and support my children in their endeavors - not physically, but emotionally and spiritually. My job is to pray for them, even if I am struggling to like their attitudes or their actions. My job is to be the mother they need. She taught me motherhood isn't about me. Instead, it is about the little ones in my life - no matter how big they get." Thoughts on Mary for this, her Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
Do you know the Apostles’ Creed? Do you routinely recite it? Have you ever stopped to consider the words – especially the part about the “resurrection of the body, and life everlasting”? Mary provides us with the shining example of that belief, put to fruition, through the dogma of her Assumption into Heaven upon her earthly death. Read more for a full explanation of why I think all Christians should believe this tenet of the Catholic Faith!