Bold, Brave, Catholic: Facing the Fear of Rejection

"I was not this Brave and Bold Catholic all my life. Even though I am a cradle Catholic and I went to catholic school, it's been a long journey." In this month's feature of Bold, Brave, Catholic, I am featuring a fellow Catholic writer and blogger, whose ministry reaches many individuals searching for inspiration within the Spanish-speaking community. I'm excited to introduce Nelly, and her story of what it means to be Bold, Brave, Catholic"!

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.