Category catholic

She’s Coming! (The Black Madonna)

One of the first prayer cards I ever owned was of Our Lady of Czestochowa. She is also known as the Black Madonna. Tradition holds that St. Luke, writer of the third gospel, is the writer of this icon, and that the surface the image is on was a cypress table- top belonging to the […]

Home Prayer Altar

One thing that we have found to be very helpful for prayer during the season of Lent and beyond is to have an area set aside specifically for prayer. Since moving, we had not taken the time to set one up, and I was not sure where we could put it. So for now, we’ve […]

Streams in the Desert: Thoughts on Lent

I have not always been Catholic. And I haven’t always observed Lent, so when my husband and I became Catholic in 2007, this was all new and unfamiliar. I thought it was cool to have ashes placed on your forehead and to have different kinds of resolutions for a few weeks. From the outside, I […]

Sickness…we’re giving you up for Lent!

February was a frustrating month. Several of us were sick for three out of the four weeks. We had the flu, we had to get a nebulizer for JB because he was so wheezy, and now we’ve moved on to stomach bugs. Going into this week, Alasdair & I are still sick. I just can’t […]

8 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Catholic

Why I’m writing about this: The other day on EWTN I heard Dr. Ray (sometimes I do listen to Catholic radio, if NPR is annoying me) ask the question, “How do I keep my child Catholic?” Because I was in a hurry and had just arrived at my location, I didn’t stick around to hear […]

My One Word & My Patron Saint for 2014

Haley, over at Carrots for Michaelmas posted her one word late this year. I’m going to jump on board. I think it’s a great idea to give yourself focus for your year, and it’s something that my team leaders in my work-from-home business suggest doing as well! So my word for this year is: Balance. […]