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?

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

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!

#WorthRevisit: Mary, Were You Scared?

In tackling a #WorthRevisit post, four days prior to Christmas, I realized - thinking Mary might have been slightly nervous makes her more real to me. It allows me to see her as a human; she was the most important tool God could use to send His Son to earth, but she was fully human, too.

A Faith Example in the Midst of Grief

Are you familiar with Our Lady of Sorrows? If not, I think everyone should be - especially mothers! Our Lady of Sorrows is a devotion to the seven sorrows of Jesus' mom, Mary.  During her life, she experienced seven instances of intense sorrow: the prophesy of Simeon, the escape and flight into Egypt, the loss of the … Continue reading A Faith Example in the Midst of Grief

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Last October, I briefly wrote about reciting the Rosary, and October as the Month of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.  Today, on the 7th of October every year, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  For more information on that feast day, I like the synopsis found on the Catholic … Continue reading Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary