Whenever a loved one asks for prayers, it's common that we may respond with a question such as, "What's his name?" or, "What day are you traveling?" or, "What time is the surgery?" Something about the details makes us feel connected... especially if we are thinking about that person on the specific day, at the specific time. For me, the events of the Triduum are no different. Here's an approximate timeline of the events of Good Friday.
Most Catholics believe that the Eucharist is necessary for salvation...it's probably even one of the main reasons they are Catholic. However, many Catholics fail to give their Protestant peers a solid answer as to why we believe this to be true about the Eucharist. While there are multiple arguments and reasons to support our belief in the New Testament, today's post highlights some support from the Old Testament
A quick and easy overview of the order of events that took place during Holy Week- with a special emphasis on those things I think most people do not know or have not thought about.
I've found this interesting trend among those who are "young" in the faith (no matter what age they are). I've witnessed it countless times: a fear of questioning God. I think it usually starts with good intentions; the individual recognizes the fact that God is the Creator and he or she is just a creature...... Continue Reading →
I was nine and my family was hit with something I thought was bad. Then, all at once, grace swooped in and my attitude shifted...
I think my favorite thing about the Saints is their boldness in speech. I never fail to be amused and inspired by their fearlessness. Seriously -- there is no Saint in existence who was a push-over. They seem to all have found that sweet spot, being both ferocious and humble at the same time. Polycarp is no exception...
As a child, I was filled with excitement everytime my mom would announce that we were having breakfast for dinner. It didn't matter if it was eggs, pancakes, or waffles, breakfast food always felt like a special treat. As an adult, not much has changed - and the added bonus? It's so easy and cheap to make!