How would you like to have your older brother for a teacher, like St. Isidore did? Unfortunately, his older brother wasn’t a very kind teacher, so Isidore ran away. Online, you can read about what happened next, and find an activity to help you learn more about St Isidore.
This year, Holy Week and Easter are going to be little different. Online you will find is a collection of downloads to help you and your family get the most of Holy Week, including posters, pamphlets and a video.
In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, we learned that the angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced that she was to be the mother of Jesus. Greeting her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” Troubled by this greeting, Mary did not know what to make of it. Gabriel assured her of God’s love for her and told her, “…you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” The angel informed her how the Holy Spirit would come to her and, to help her to understand the power of God, told her that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived a child in her old age. Mary’s response in the Gospel of Luke to Gabriel’s words were, “…I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Read the complete reflection online.
Every year on March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Our greatest saint, Mary did one simple thing. She listened to God’s will—that she was to be the mother of Jesus—and she accepted God’s will. Mary did not immediately think of herself, but set out to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, to be with her at the birth of John the Baptist. We will celebrate this unselfish act on May 31, the Visitation. Read the complete reflection online.
As many of us are confined to our homes with the recent coronavirus pandemic, the question of how to stay connected to faith has emerged. One way to continue our faith practice is through a Holy Hour/adoration at home. Now a Holy Hour without the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is admittedly strange. However, it does not mean that prayer, faith and adoration is not possible. Go online to discover how to have a holy hour and home adoration.