Easter Joy and Life!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Shouts of exaltation about our risen Lord capture our attention each Easter vigil. The somber and reflective time of Lent ends as we enter the joyous and life-giving season of Easter. Each of us spends time with family, friends and church members during this...

Family Foodie

I love making food for my family. Whether preparing a stew, roasting a chicken, flipping pancakes or frying an egg, I find time in my kitchen a reward and not a chore. My husband and my son come quickly whenever breakfast, lunch or dinner are served! I would describe myself as a “family foodie”...

Pope Francis Addresses Pentecostal Pastors – From an iPhone!

My heart leapt for joy last week as this YouTube video of Pope Francis addressing a Pentecostal church pastors conference went viral through the Catholic blogosphere. I am posting it here because I believe it’s one of the most significant addresses Pope Francis has made in recent months. I must admit...

Pope Francis to Celebrate Bambinelli Sunday

Looking for an event to celebrate your love for children, Advent, Christmas and Pope Francis? Then watch for the “Bambinelli Sunday” celebration on December 15 in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis and the children of Rome! Amy Welborn, author of the new children’s book, Bambinelli...

St. Francis de Sales: A Saint for Every Man, Woman or Child

I aspire to live certain Franciscan values such as care for the poor, love and care for creation, rebuilding the Church, and love for the Eucharist. Yet, while I try to live simply, my life is far from simple and poor.  St. Francis and St. Clare embraced a poverty I desire to understand. Because of family...

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