Hope and Joy through the Miraculous Medal

Our guest blogger is Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author of The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions from Servant Books. To learn more about Donna, click here. A couple of months ago I felt inspired to give a blessed Miraculous Medal to a woman I met who was working at a department store....

Four Ways to Increase Faith and Trust in God

Today our guest blogger is Randy Hain, author of Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic.  To learn more about the book—or to share stories of faith—click here. Joe Zuniga has been married for 30 years, is the parent of 11 children, has nine grandchildren, and has enjoyed a long and...

The Most Reliable Understanding of Heaven

Today our guest blogger is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, coauthor of the popular free e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. I  have never been to heaven and returned to describe it. But God has given us an understanding of what it will be like. Of course, heaven will be infinitely...

Identifying a ‘Regular Catholic Hero’

Today our guest blogger is Randy Hain, author of Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic.  To learn more about the book—or to share stories of faith—click here. Sometimes they sit in the pew next to us during Mass, but we may not know their names. They volunteer for parish ministries, show...

Filipino Christmas

Every culture develops special ways for celebrating Christmas. The Christmas crèche, Christmas trees, Christmas carols, and so forth are found in various forms wherever there are Christians. In the Philippines Catholics celebrate the Christmas Novena from December 16 until the Christmas mid-night...

Focus on Faith

I think it’s imperative that we continually educate ourselves about what the church teaches and what God’s will is in our lives. We can’t do that very effectively if we don’t ever take the time to stop and listen. I believe that one of the best ways for a person to enrich his or her faith life is...

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