Tag: "saints"

One of "Those" Questions
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One of “Those” Questions

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I remember one night, not too long ago, when our 8-year-old’s homework assignment was to read a chapter from his religion book. As Quinn and I finished the section about patron saints, we chatted about the patron of ‘this and that’ and he mentioned St. Benedict—his favorite since learning about him in first grade. Quinn: What’s […]

Interview with Woodeene Koenig-Bricker on <i>Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints</i>
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Interview with Woodeene Koenig-Bricker on Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints

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When I reflect back on my days a younger Catholic mom, one of my fondest memories is the role that the magazine Catholic Parent played in our Domestic Church. I remember reading Editor Woodeene Koenig-Bricker’s reflections each month and feeling not only inspired, but also completely supported in my vocation. And I needed a lot […]

Dear Saint Anthony, Look Around . . .
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Dear Saint Anthony, Look Around . . .

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Like a log rolling down an easy hill, I drifted out of bed late one morning in a tired funk. Dragging along at a snail’s pace, my mental fog would sharply clear up when I opened my refrigerator door. Resembling a hungry beast with a wide open mouth, the deep expanse of whiteness and sparsely […]

A Book of Saints For Catholic Moms And So Much More
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A Book of Saints For Catholic Moms And So Much More

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Like any good Catholic kid growing up in the ’60s, I had favorite saints, those holy people who brought me comfort and fed my curiosity and imagination. How I loved the Blessed Virgin Mary! Then there was Saint Anthony, who stood there in his plaster glory, with all the old ladies standing around the base […]

Learning to Sing Like Saint Caedmon
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Learning to Sing Like Saint Caedmon

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Children have a way of reaching into your heart to find love you didn’t even know was there.  I was working away in the kitchen, trying to cook dinner and get the dishes done at the same time, when my daughters came in looking for Daddy. “What are you doing, Daddy?” Liz, our older daughter […]

Book Review: <i>A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms</i>
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Book Review: A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

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There are many wonderful books about Catholic saints available. Most of you probably own some of them. Perhaps you even have some collecting dust in your home. They looked so interesting, but you never found the time to read them. So, why should you purchase another one? Because in the new A Book of Saints […]

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