April 26, 2016

 

“To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, Saint Bernard plunged himself into an icy pond. You, what have you done?”

-Saint Josemaria Escriva

 

When it comes to purity, often the hardest topic to sel...

February 2, 2016

If you know anyone who struggles with the church's teaching on confession, invite them to go to a 1st Reconciliation service. It is hard to describe what it is like to watch the faces of the kids as they walk out.

 

It's pure joy... freedom... they are practically glowin...

January 22, 2016

 

As she sat across from us, her pain was almost palpable. A family friend sat with my then-fiancé and I as she lamented about her oldest son’s behavior problems. He struggled with nutrition, attention deficit and general disobedience. As she went on, she eventually div...

November 30, 2015

In 1994, there was no choice but to wait. I remember how the world was rocked when a new technology began to shorten the distance between people, making communication easier and more instant. Three words changed everything: Dial-Up Internet. Oh yeah, I have vivid memor...

October 26, 2015

I have been quoted by noting that God is never late, and never early. Somehow it seems that I forget this in my own life-- and I forgot it every day for the last several weeks of my pregnancy. My two oldest daughters were both born two weeks early. It was convenient th...

August 21, 2015

 

 

Rezar por mi futuro marido fue una de las claves de mi decisión para permanecer pura en la adolescencia. Básicamente, años más tarde descubrimos que mi decisión de dedicar estas oraciones coincidía con la fecha de la espontánea conversión de mi prometido. Hace pocos...