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.

Bold, Brave, Catholic: Living Like Others are Watching

"Remember that we aren’t all called to great things in the eyes of the world. You should think about the areas where you are fearful and examine why that is. Start small. Bold and brave means different things to a shy introvert and a sassy extrovert." Today, I am featuring the sage words of wisdom from Leslie at A Life in Every Limb. Read more to find what makes her bold, brave, Catholic - and, her words of encouragement for you, too!

What the Catholic Church has to Offer Me: The Sacraments

"In a nutshell, the Catholic Church offers sanctifying grace through the outward signs given to Her (the Church) by Christ Himself... but, that's a cliche answer... So, here with what all the theological underpinnings mean for me - the woman behind the words..." Linking up for Allison's series "What Does the Catholic Church Really Have to Offer Me?"

Giving Up My Heart’s Desires: #WorthRevisit in Time for Lent

"For the first time in my cradle-Catholic life existence, I truly felt I walked away from Lent with an understanding of what it means to sacrifice - not in a painful sacrificial way, but perhaps in a manner which was more spiritually connected with the reason and the introspective nature of Lent." Today, I'm revisiting a post as part of #WorthRevisit I previous wrote about non-traditional fasting, and explore another approach to the three pillars of Lent.