Six Weeks Off FB: (Not the Usual) Lessons Learned

Growing in our spiritual life means that we sometimes need to do hard things. Leaving Facebook was one of those things for me. I’ve posted before my main reasons for leaving, but as I’ve been gone these six weeks I’ve been working on attaining...

Mama Mary, the Rosary, and Me

She was there when I learned my first prayers, in bed with my mom waiting for Papa to get home, the Sacred Heart of Jesus image in the hallway lit, as we prayed the Angelus and Mommy taught me how to use her Rosary beads. She was there as I was growing up, praying the...

The Gentle and Arduous Task of Shepherding Little Souls

Yesterday after supper, the 6-year-old squeezed himself into the space between me and the back of the couch while I tried to catch up on reading. He does this often, using me alternately as pillow, footrest, jungle gym or whatever else suits his mood and restless...

My Selfish Reasons for Staying Catholic

[In response to Elizabeth’s question.] Why am I still Catholic? First and foremost reason before any other is the Eucharist, where my Savior is fully present: body, blood, soul, and divinity. No other Church can offer me what my Savior, the One who died for ME...

Getting to Know God: Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer

More scraps of meditation while rereading: Page 32. stripped of [their] belongings, knowing that [they] owned something that was better and lasting I’ve only ever been in two situations where I felt so terribly alone and couldn’t cling to anyone else but...