My twelve favorite posts from 2018 (although if I'm being totally honest, a few are from 2017...)
My 2019 New Year's Resolution is to live liturgically. Not just going through the motions, but intentionally planning things that go along with the liturgical calendar. It's something that I had slowly started to do at haphazard moments in 2018. Ideas for activities, outings, and meals would simply pop into my head at random. Then unexpectedly, my mom gave me Kendra Tierney's new book, The Catholic All Year Compendium...
Mary was probably about three years old at the time she began her duties as a Temple virgin. She was young, far from home and her closest relatives were childless. It's logical to assume that a deep bond developed between Elizabeth and Mary during this time, possibly one similar to the bond between a mother and a child.
The year was 2011. I was a senior in college finishing up my final fall semester. I had just completed the first of my finals and stood up to turn in my exam when all the blood rushed to my head and I lost my vision for a second. Normally, that wouldn't have been a big deal... this happens to everyone after long periods of sitting. But what caught my attention was that I only "went black" in one eye.
Did you know the Church believes that the veil separating earth from Purgatory becomes thinner and ghosts can be more readily seen at this time of year? I did... which is why it made total sense to me that my nephew claimed he saw a ghost yesterday,
Pope John Paul II is quite possibly the most popular pope in history. Catholics' love for JPII is highly apparent, as his writings and quotes continue to aspire the masses -- especially the youth! Here are five things you may not know about the only Polish pontiff. His mother’s doctor advised abortion During her pregnancy,... Continue Reading →
I don’t know why I’ve always liked the name Hedwig… it’s actually kind of a weird one. I find it intriguing, unusual and pretty all at the same time. My love for the name was then solidified by the Harry Potter books when he used the name for his beloved pet owl (who -- not... Continue Reading →