Friends, Ash Wednesday is here, and I invite you to join me in the Living the Word Lent Reading Plan. The free PDF of the reading plan was provided by Ave Maria Press. Please join the Joyful Momentum Facebook group for short video reflections about the readings. I'm hosting a Zoom gathering on Sunday nights… Continue reading Lent – A Bible Study Invitation
Recent Interview on the Catholic MomCast
Friends, I was recently interviewed on the Catholic Momcast with Lisa Hendey, the founder of Catholic Mom and Maria Johnson, the author of Our Lady of Charity and My Badass Book of Saints. It was such a fun conversation with laughter and tears. We talked about my book Joyful Momentum and several speaking and writing… Continue reading Recent Interview on the Catholic MomCast
We are womb to tomb people. In January we pray and we march to protect life in the womb, and hopefully life in all its stages, too. How often, though, do we really embrace the beauty and dignity of dying? More specifically do we ever take the time to think of the moments after life leaves our bodies? Do we ponder being prepared for burial?
A Belated Annunciation
Our Faith is so smart! Even the liturgical calendar is smart. There are exactly nine months until Christmas, which is why today (ah-hem ...a few days ago, actually), we mark the Annunciation of the Lord’s birth by the angel Gabriel. Today’s gospel is often associated with children’s Christmas plays, but for us today, it falls within Lent. Why?
To Love Like St. Joseph
19 March 2021 Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary St. Joseph has a special place in our family. Our Aunt Pat was a Sister of St. Joseph. Her given name was Mildred Patricia, after her mother, but she always went by Pat and didn’t realize that her… Continue reading To Love Like St. Joseph
Feast of St. Patrick
When reading the Gospel of John, I always feel I am being called to reflect on my life, especially in a spiritual sense. That perhaps my spiritual life is not where it needs to be, and now is the time to get uncomfortable and grow. Well, this is exactly what today’s Gospel reading is requiring each of us to do: read, reflect, get uncomfortable, and act. What better time to do this than in the season of Lent?