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?
If you’ve been keeping up with the readings this Advent, you’ll notice that today’s Gospel is the same Scripture that we read on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, I want to talk about Mary and her Immaculate Conception. Some people struggle to understand how we can claim that Mary was conceived without original sin. Where is this in the Bible?
Do you like to have control over your life . . . like where you live, sleep, eat, work, worship? I do! I’m kind of the queen of control - so much so that I alphabetize my spice rack because order makes me feel in control. Our army family just moved from one Washington to… Continue reading Control Issues? Do Whatever I Tell You.
May is a month of honoring Mary in our Catholic Church. Let's chat about Mary Gardens