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Reflections of Family and Faith
"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton
Holy lives of inspiration | Seasonal Reflections
The blood of hundreds of saints has been painted in royal red to commemorate their martyrdom. Other saints painted in shining gold were brilliant miracle workers, eloquent preachers, or attractive missionaries. Hundreds of saints are pictured with pen, scroll, ruler, or book because they were great teachers, scientists, or founded schools, monasteries, or hospitals. Many saints were authors of great books that are still read by thousands today.
Feast of St. Joseph | holy-family
Since the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19th (note: this year it has been transferred to March 20th) in the Church's liturgical calendar; March has traditionally been observed as the month of St. Joseph. To mark this special day, let us consider three reasons we should "Go to Joseph."
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Sacred Heart enthronement | Scripture Study | reading the Bible
St. John the Apostle highlights the Sacred Heart of Christ in his gospel when he relates that he rested his head on the chest of Jesus, after our Savior shared the heartbreaking news of Judas’s betrayal (John 13:23).
Holy lives of inspiration | seasonal reflection
I have to tell you; there was quite a competition about who would have the honor of celebrating this Mass on St. Patrick’s Day. It was only settled by a DNA test showing I had the closest connection to St. Patrick, but not how you’d think.
Strengthening family unity | Why pray?
Let me share a heartwarming story that has inspired me, and I hope it will inspire you too. The parents, particularly the mother of two grown-up boys, are going through a difficult time. Their boys had a fallout and have not talked to each other for over a year. One of the sons hardly talks to his parents and consistently shows an angry face. Communication at home has become scarce.
Our grandsons are fascinated by railroad trains and have collected several small model locomotives and freight cars. A model train hobby captures the imagination and teaches about history, physics, technology, and commerce. The kids have ridden on a real train and were delighted by the sights and sounds of the experience.