Half Assed Saint

There are so many different kinds of Saints. Look in any "Saints For Every Day" book and you will find married Saints, and celibate Saints; Saints who went out to preach the Gospel, and Saints who stayed beyond closed doors to pray in solitude; Saints who were kings and queens, and Saints who were the…

Perfect Mother

The other day as I was busy with some thing or other, John, who is two, was in desperate need of a band aid (or as he calls them, "rubber bands") for a boo boo. Being distracted and admittedly kind of grumpy, I reminded him that he didn't need a band aid for a boo…

Holy Week, it’s here again

I walked into the Church last Saturday evening for the vigil Mass and I honestly almost turned right back around and walked out again. The sight of the red vestments, palms and covered statuary shocked me into the realization that yet another Lent had come to an end; that with the celebration of this Mass…

All the holy ladies…

As my nine month old daughter, Catherine, crawled across the kitchen floor toward me just now I saw that she was grasping a small peg doll in her chubby little hand. Last year for Easter a friend of mine organized a Saint peg doll exchange for a group of moms and the result was a…

Motherhood: Full of Grace?

“This is SO not graceful right now!” I thought to myself as I leaned half-way into the back seat of my sedan attempting to put my 1 year old in his car-seat with one hand while simultaneously pulling my shirt down and my pants up with the other. I have found myself thinking similar things…

Love Intentionally

I love serving people. I love making people happy and helping them.This sounds like a strength but I mention it because it can also be one of my greatest weaknesses.I often focus so much on serving others that I forget to serve those closest to me: my incredible husband and beautiful son. They so often…

Edith and Honesty

I couldn't let today, the Feast of St. Edith Stein (aka Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), go by without writing something. After all, she is one of the main sources of inspiration for this blog and just so happens to be my patron saint!I have to be honest, I have been feeling really guilty recently…

Humility and the Heart of Jesus

Happy Friday, Ladies!I love that every Friday is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is one of my favorite images of our Lord. The image of Christ and His most Sacred Heart reveals His love for us in such a beautiful and intimate way! He holds His heart, burning with love for us,…