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Amazon Catechism

Ten years ago last month, I had a conversion that led me back to the Catholic Church of my youth. I was filled with the Holy Spirit in a powerful, palpable way. It was intense. I hungered for knowledge and… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Ten Years of Faith

April 16 will always be a very special day to me. In 2006, Easter was on April 16th. That was the day when my faith became alive. Over the preceding eight months, I had gradually opened my heart to God…. Continue Reading →

Forgiven

Last Wednesday night, my friend’s father was dying. Another friend of the family was preparing for heart transplant surgery. I was going to confession– the sacrament of reconciliation. In the sacrament of reconciliation, I am choosing to die to my… Continue Reading →

A Day to Remember

I’ve always been good at remembering special dates:  when I met my husband (6/6/79) or the date my family left on a cross country road trip (7/26/70).  I get it from my mother who was great at remembering the days… Continue Reading →

All Souls Day

Visited my mom’s grave yesterday.  May she rest in peace.    #souls, #peace, #wisdom   

St. Anthony

I’m sitting in the family waiting room at the hospital. My 87 year-old dad is getting a pacemaker.   Dad is not your typical octogenarian.   The surgery had to be scheduled around a business trip.  Keeping active as a… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Daily Mass

10). God is calling you to a deeper relationship. When I first started going to daily Mass, I felt a strong calling. The workings of divine providence helped to remove obstacles. Even after nine years, my prayer is the same:… Continue Reading →

Thank You, Mary

Today (9/8/2015) is the 16th anniversary of my husband’s kidney/pancreas transplant.  We don’t know much about his deceased donor:  36 years old, from Ohio and her name was Mary. My husband is not Catholic, so he wouldn’t understand the significance…. Continue Reading →

Faith of My Mother

The year after my mother died, I returned to the Church after a long absence. Because I was cynical about all things religious, I never had a serious talk with mom about her faith. I will always regret that. In… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Faith

My mother collapsed at her 75th birthday party and died the next day. From the emptiness of loss, I eventually learned what it means to be whole. I had nothing to support me in the darkest days of grief because… Continue Reading →

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