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Feast of Saint Joseph

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph all Month Long

Andrea JLast Updated: March 28th, 2023Monthly Devotions, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

March 17 is celebrated throughout the world as the Feast of St. Patrick.  Catholics and non-Catholics alike eat, drink, and wear green.  Many cities dye their rivers green, and street festivals are not uncommon.  However, according to the liturgical calendar, this is not the biggest or most important feast in March.  In fact (on years … Read More

How St. Valentine’s Day was Lost

Andrea JLast Updated: February 9th, 2023Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Many people will celebrate Valentine’s Day next week.  Most will eat chocolate, send cards, go to dinner, or showcase other romantic gestures.  Others may reference the “real” St. Valentine, for whom this day is named and speak of God’s love instead. However, according to the liturgical calendar, February 14th is actually no longer St. Valentine’s … Read More

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Model of Charity

Natalie HoeferLast Updated: November 22nd, 2022Saints, Spiritual Reflections

November 17 is the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Given her work in feeding the poor, she could easily be called St. Elizabeth of the Hungry! This 13th-century saint is the patron of several causes, one of which is what she is most noted for in her lifetime: charity. St. Elizabeth was a princess, … Read More

St. Martin of Tours – The Reluctant Bishop

Andrea JLast Updated: November 22nd, 2022Saints, Spiritual Reflections

On November 11, we celebrate the feast of St. Martin of Tours, often remembered for giving half of his cloak to a poor beggar.  Though mocked for this act of charity, Martin later received a vision from Christ saying it was He himself whom Martin helped. The figure in this vision was wearing the cloak … Read More

A Birthday Fit for a Queen

Andrea JLast Updated: September 8th, 2022Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Yesterday, the world entered a period of mourning for the longest reigning English monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.  Her life and death have been marked with all the celebrations and festivities fit for an earthly queen. Over the next few days, or even weeks, there will be news reports, tv programs, special newspaper editions, and the … Read More

June is for the Sacred Heart

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 12th, 2023Monthly Devotions, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

As we transition into the season of summer, we’re greeted by the month-long celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. With the added benefit of beautiful, warm weather, we are also called to draw closer to the merciful and all-encompassing love of our Savior. First revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque through apparitions in the … Read More

What Happens in Rome, Stays in Fatima

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 18th, 2022Italy, Marian Shrines of Europe, Saints

It was a warm May afternoon, pleasantly sunny and warm. The 16th century architecture wrapped around the square, slowly swelling as 10,000 people earned their spot in the sprawling courtyard, woven around fountains and structures, corralled in by hardy trail markers. The general attitude of the growing crowd was gentle exciting, growing with each ticking … Read More

The Perfect Weekend for a Feast

Bri CampbellLast Updated: May 11th, 2022Saints

Spring is in the air, we’re into our second week of the Easter season, and the brighter days call for socializing and celebrating the departure from cold and bleak weather. One of the great things about the Church is that it, too, likes causes for celebration all year long. One way to incorporate the life … Read More

Praying for Rain

Andrea JLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Italy, Saints

Petition is one of many types of prayer, asking the Lord for guidance, graces, healing, and more.  In petitioning God the Father, we are only following the command of Jesus, as He shared with His disciples: “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will … Read More

A Man for the Times

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Domestic Church, Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Last January 23, I completed my first Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Donald Calloway. This was during the Year of St. Joseph as proclaimed by Pope Francis on December 8, 2020. Encouraged by the testimonies of friends and my parish priest who had already begun the consecration, I decided to begin myself and picked … Read More

Celebrating Our Mother on New Year’s Day

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Mothers’ Day almost always takes me by surprise. Falling in the first week of May, it seems like I never have any warning to buy the perfect gift or write the perfect card before April suddenly ends and I find myself looking Mothers’ Day in the face. I can’t say the same about the other … Read More

A Prayer for Times of Need

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Saints

Today is the feast of St. Martin of Tours, an early saint from the fourth century. After experiencing a conversion to Christianity at the age of 10, Martin became a steadfast follower of Christ. Upon turning 15, he had to report for duty in the Roman army, where he was eventually stationed in France. As … Read More

Double the Celebration

Andrea JLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Saints

I love my birthday. Not for any presents or cake, but more for the celebration. Getting together with friends, unexpected phone calls and texts, and all the freebies from restaurants. Free coffee from one place and free pastry from the place next door – birthday breakfast! Office party – birthday lunch! Last summer, we went … Read More

Pray Like St. John Paul II Today

Bri CampbellLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Saints

“We can pray perfectly when we are out in the mountains  or on a lake and we feel at one with nature. Nature speaks for us or rather speaks to us. We pray perfectly” One of the more commonly known things about St. John Paul II is that he flourished in the outdoors. From the early … Read More

The Saints in our Lives

Andrea JLast Updated: March 24th, 2022Saints, Spiritual Reflections

Throughout the early 80s, at the Saturday evening vigil Mass, an older couple always sat in the front pew on the right side of the aisle.  Each week they watched as, across the way, a young mother brought her preschool son to Mass, teaching him the ways of the faith and showing him the love … Read More