Faith

Praying With the Pope

The other day I learned that Pope Francis was offering a special blessing to those who would join in praying with him for an end to the pandemic. I found that EWTN would be airing the event, so my parents and I watched and participated from the living room. It was surreal to see Pope […]

Bells and Angelus

Yesterday we received an email from the pastor of our parish talking about hosting live events today being the Solemnity of the Annunciation. He would celebrate Mass and share it on social media. Also, the church rings the bells every day at noon to announce the time to pray the Angelus. Today the priest would […]

Familiar Comfort

A couple of days ago, I learned that the parish I was part of in another state was going to have their Mass available on YouTube. I still consider this parish my “home”. It is where I worked for years, learned so much, grew in faith by leaps and bounds and met amazing families who […]

Appreciated Phone Call

Today our neighbor called just to touch base with my dad. He said how grateful he was that my dad was recovering so well from the stroke. He acknowledged that it was answered prayers for sure. He shared that his wife was healing well from a recent surgery – another answered prayer. They talked about […]

United In the Rosary

Yesterday I learned that Pope Francis was urging all Catholics to unite at the same time to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, begging God to rid our world of the corona virus. It is the Feast Day of St. Joseph – earthly father to Jesus. We never hear a word from St. Joseph […]

Blessings While Passing

My dad’s cousin has been in an assisted living facility for about a year now and receiving hospice care on and off. It was exciting when he reached his 95th birthday – the oldest relative that my dad was able to document. Unfortunately, we received word that he died a few days ago. There were […]

A Call To Prayer

Like many Catholic Diocese around the world, ours decided it would be in the best interest of all to cancel Mass at this time. So, like we have many times recently, we turned on EWTN to watch the Mass. The homily by Fr. Miguel Marie, MFVA, really stirred my heart. Here are some of the […]