The Sun Miracle

Just a few weeks ago there was a whole lot of talk about the total solar eclipse witnessed across the United States. Many people traveled in order to be in one of the “areas of totality” where they would see a full and complete eclipse. Many reported the experience to be awe-inspiring and very moving. … More The Sun Miracle

Peace and Prayer

May 13th 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of a major historic event for Roman Catholics: the first apparition of Mary, the mother of God, to three humble shepherd children in the small village of Fatima, Portugal.   In all there would be six apparitions, culminating on October 13, 1917 with the great Sun Miracle witnessed by an … More Peace and Prayer

Supporting Fair Trade

Fair Trade refers to trade in which fair prices are paid to producers, artisans and farmers in developing countries. I firmly believe in the goodness of helping someone to help themselves, and Fair Trade is one way to do that. Endeavoring to support the efforts of people in struggling nations to thrive and support themselves … More Supporting Fair Trade

Be a butterfly

I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions, but like many I have a tendency to reflect on my life as each year comes to a close. I try to identify certain aspects in myself that could use some attention. So on the eve of 2017 I am focusing on more positivity in the new … More Be a butterfly

All Saints’ Day

This is a day with a rich history in the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations. The Roman Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day on November 1st as a holy day of obligation, which requires attendance at Mass. In many countries it is observed as a national holiday as well. It is a day to remember and … More All Saints’ Day

Trust and Mercy

Trust is a belief in someone’s ability, effectiveness, goodness, honesty, strength, dependability or reliability. Mercy is to show forbearance or have a disposition of compassion toward someone, especially when one is in a position to exact justice or bring a negative consequence upon someone. Both of these terms are central to the Divine Mercy message … More Trust and Mercy

My friend Philomena

She’s no ordinary friend. She’s a saint. In the literal sense. Philomena is often referred to as “Powerful with God”. Her remains were discovered in the Roman Catacombs in 1802. They date back to the early 300s A.D., making her an early Christian who experienced the harsh persecutions of the Roman Empire. The study of … More My friend Philomena

A Generous Soul

Sometimes you come across a story that touches your heart in a deep place. These stories are especially powerful when they are the little bits of light in an otherwise dark situation. It’s my heartfelt belief that they are means by which God shows us that He is there no matter how painful a situation is … More A Generous Soul

A Happy Anniversary

The hubby and I just celebrated our 22nd anniversary with a day trip to Bryn Athyn, PA. The name means Hill of Unity. It was an area settled by the New Church community which is a Christian faith tradition derived from Episcopalian teachings. We were looking to take the Highlights Tour of “The Castle”, the family home of the … More A Happy Anniversary

Mater Dolorosa

  I’ve been praying the Rosary for about twenty years now. Through its mysteries, I meditate on the various scenes of the life of Our Lord and bring Him my love, my gratitude and my petitions. A few years ago I became aware of the Sorrowful Rosary focusing on the seven dolors (sorrows) of Our … More Mater Dolorosa