Basic Prayers

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Hail Mary, Thank you for saying Yes to God.  In your willingness to give birth to Jesus, you gained a son; we gained a savior.  We hail you because, in our minds, you deserve nothing less than the respect reserved for royalty. Full of Grace […]

Serving the Lord

Serving the Lord

Week 3, Day 4 READ: Acts 6:1-7 WRITE: Acts 6:7, “The word of god continued to spread, and the number of the disciples n Jerusalem increased greatly: even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.” THINK: The apostles asked the disciples […]

A Novena To Three American Saints For Life

A Novena To Three American Saints For Life

Saints Elizabeth Seton, Frances Cabrini and John Neumann are powerful witnesses to the Gospel of life. May we come to better know, love, and serve God as emulated by them, in their everyday lives.   Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, a prominent […]

14th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. Raymond de Penafort

A most fascinating miracle is said to have occurred when St. Raymond de Penafort went to the went the Island of Majorca with King James to preach about Jesus: “King James was a man of great qualities, but he let himself be ruled by passions. There on the Island, too, he was […]

Holy Thursday

“The Sign of the Cross is a seal, at sight of which the destroying angel passes on, and does us no harm.” -St. John Damascene Lent 2016, Day 44

Day 22: Holy Alphabet

Today’s Saint: St. Oengus Gospel reading: Matthew 5:17-19 We use the Faith and Life series, published by Ignatius Press, as the spine of our religious education curriculum. I love that the lessons are concise enough to keep my less-attentive children from wandering off, yet thorough enough […]