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Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace

In her book Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace,  Marge Steinhage Fenelon provides us with a powerful testimony for devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is not only the Mother of God, but our Mother, as well. As our Mother, Mary is our advocate in difficult situations. Marge discovered this as a young child, when she was abused by her biological...

Eleven Easy Ways to Evangelize This Christmas

Christmas is the origin of Christian evangelization in the world because the primary Eucharistic event of our faith is the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is God’s Living Word made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is He offers Himself to us Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist. As we gaze upon the...

Twelve Tips for a Holier Advent Season

The liturgical season of Advent begins on the first Sunday in Advent, opening a new year in our Church’s Calendar. Advent is from the Latin adventus, which means “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent blends together a penitential spirit, very similar to Lent, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called...

Powerful Prayers to Pray for Patriot Day

Today is Patriot Day, the 16th anniversary of 9-11, when al-Qaida terrorists attacked the U.S., hijacking passenger airplanes and flying them into each of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane went down in a Pennsylvania field after passengers attempted to regain control. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist...

Book Review-Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience

Amazon Summary of Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity: Finding Patience (Volume 1) Looking for a little help in teaching your child patience? Do you want something that is educational, but at the same time entertaining? Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience is educational and entertaining, and God is at the forefront of this story. This book offers parents and educators a means...

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates her being taken up body and soul into heaven when her earthly life was finished. It first began to be celebrated as a feast day in the Eastern Church after the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (431) proclaimed Mary the Mother of God. By the sixth century, the feast celebrated Mary’s Dormition, “her falling asleep”. The western church...