Fasting: Connecting to joy

cottage cheese

Here's some challenging, ancient wisdom from the desert fathers: "Do not trust in your own righteousness, do not worry about the past. But control your tongue and your stomach."

Really praying in Lent

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If there is a universal concern among people of faith, it comes with phrases like, "I wish I could pray better" or "I don't know how to really pray." Across the spectrum of church membership people desire a fuller experience of prayer.

Helping Cupid hit the mark

statue of cupid

When Cupid draws his bow and arrow on Valentine's Day, he should be armed with a permit. 

St. Josephine Bakhita

Sister Josephine Bakhita

Each year on Feb. 8, the Church marks the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita.

Is your parish family-friendly?

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Who doesn't want the church to grow or the next generation of Catholics to embrace a deep love for their faith?