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The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

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July 29, 2016

I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a book called The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. It is a devotional published by Ave Maria Press with daily reflections from over 80 contributors from CatholicMom.com, including well known authors such as Lisa Hendey (founder of CatholicMom.com), Sarah Reinhard, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Scalia. And lesser… Read More ›

Love Each Other Through the Pain

I was wondering how to say it. I wanted to be clear and concise. I wanted to express my feelings about Orlando. But I couldn’t find the words. Orlando. The city that was once just a sleepy town. Innocent lives lost. And no answer to that question we all ask. Why? I do not want… Read More ›

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Aging Gracefully

Getting old is not for wimps. Or so they say. My knee gave out on me last week. The pain was excruciating. However, a few days with rest and ice, it improved a lot. But it didn’t go away. Tests are still pending. It is very interesting to find myself looking at the world through… Read More ›

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday. Did it seem to come faster this year? I do not feel prepared. I have not contemplated my plan for this Lenten season yet. Maybe there should be no plan. Maybe I should just wing it. I do not even have a book ready to read yet. I need to get started. I… Read More ›

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A Christmas Gift

My mother is a deaconess in her Protestant church. She is also the organist. It is a very small congregation in a small church in a small New England town. Mom had been busier than usual this past advent. She was always running around, trying to do so much for so many. She was pretty… Read More ›

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No Ordinary Gift

It was a spur of the moment decision. I received an email from the USCCB selling a commemorative t-shirt of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States last September. Thinking my husband, Rich, would like it, I ordered one a couple of months before Christmas and requested that it be delivered to my office so… Read More ›

Thin Place

Thin place. This phrase comes from Celtic spirituality and, in a nutshell, means a place or moment where God seems very close. Like there is a thin veil that separates us. We can feel far away from God and then the veil is lifted just so slightly and we experience God in such a close… Read More ›

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