Entering into the Tomb

"Then, we will be sent home.  And, I encourage all of my readers to take time, beginning Good Friday, to truly enter the tomb with Christ... Imagine the darkness. Imagine the cold which would settle over the concrete slab." This week is Holy Week. Let us take the time to grieve with the disciples, centuries later, and also form a plan - to be more faithful disciples in the days ahead, than perhaps we have previously been...

Being Intentional in Life’s Roles

"This particular song has resonated deeply within my soul. It isn't necessarily the words, but perhaps more the meaning behind the song." In today's piece, I explore how one secular song - has brought about some deep thoughts regarding being a wife and mother. And, I pose some questions we could all take a moment to ponder, regardless of being married or being parents. Are we all committed to enhancing our vocation - whatever it may be - to its fullest?

To Veil or Not to Veil…: Part II

"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!

More thoughts on Ardent Charity: How Mary’s Example Sets the Tone for Today’s Application

"However, in the midst of thoughts on the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, our chaplain remarked on something which has stuck with me. He stated, 'Almsgiving is, simply...'" Today's piece is a review of a previously published piece - simply because the chaplain's homily forced me to go back and contemplate the greatest theological virtue. How will you focus on almsgiving in light of this information, during Lent 2018?

The Greatest Example of Love

“Love isn’t just about chocolates, hearts, and flowers.

Instead, love is about action – radical action…”

I’m over at Everyday Ediths today, musing on love – the day before Valentine’s Day, and that also means, the day before Ash Wednesday this year. Explore the greatest example of Love with me at Everyday Ediths!

Everyday Ediths

This month, Everyday Ediths has been focusing on the theme of love.

When asked which was the greatest commandment, Jesus responded in Mark 12:29-31,

“Jesus answered, “The first is ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Love isn’t always the simplest and easiest road to take. Often, we are blinded and bruised by another’s actions, and our quickest, natural response is to retaliate. We don’t want to see another person happy, or excited, or even successful. Rather, we want to focus on making them pay for their transgressions toward us.

However, as we delve deeper into our Faith, which is so…

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