Stories about Saints to help you live your life in Christ!
Growing Up By: Caleigh Flores Growing up, as far back as my first holy communion, I can remember believing that the individuals who were called to the religious life were exceptionally special people. Their role was for the world–service to all. They would be especially educated, they would give up their world and their pleasures all to be either the bride of Christ, or to Father the Mother Church. I would think how ordinary it would be […]
The Spark of Mercy For many over the age of 25, the word “Pope” during our younger years likely conjured in our minds the image of St. Pope John Paul II. As a child, I can recall seeing images of him on television, surrounded at times by millions of people of many nations and cultures cheering on the Polish Pontiff. Most memorable to me was his strong, warm smile that seemed almost an outward expression […]
“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence; and stillness, a great stillness because the King sleeps. The earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled. Truly he goes to seek out our first parent like a lost sheep; he wishes to […]
PLUS – Free Kid’s Catholic Coloring Book To “be the Church” for our children is a vital part of our vocation as parents. But what does this mean? The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the Church (that’s us!), “draws her life from the word and the Body of Christ and so herself becomes Christ’s Body.” (CCC 752) This is exactly our vocation as parents and families! We are to draw our life […]
“I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses”–St. Therese the Little Flower Little Flowers and Big Messages From the day we understood what it is to be big and what is to be small, we have wanted extra hard to be the former. As a child, all of us longed to play with the big kids. They seemed to have extra privileges, more strength […]
“Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.”–Matthew 6:21 The Divine Valentine Thanks mostly to it containing the feast day of the mysterious St. Valentine, February is known in the West for being a month associated heavily with lovers for at least the past few centuries. Valentine’s day, for many, conjures up images of pink and red heart shaped cards, chocolate filled boxes–also heart shaped, or perhaps those chalky, vaguely heart shaped nuggets […]