The Mass is a unique and marvelous sacrifice. It is the mystical reality in which Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is renewed. The Mass is also a sacred banquet where […]
On July 31 we celebrate the feast day of Ignatius of Loyola, who was born into a family of Basque nobility in the family castle of Azpeitia. He was the youngest of the 13 children of Beltran de Loyola and Marina Saenz de Licona.
Technically, Triduum spans three days—from the evening of Holy Thursday until the evening of Easter Sunday—but liturgically, it is “one day,” one long celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Triduum culminates in the Easter Vigil, which is the high point of the entire liturgical year. As with the Sunday liturgy, reviewing what will happen at the liturgy in advance is a good way to help your kids participate with understanding and reverence. Online, you’ll find lists to review and give your kids a heads up before going to church—and challenge them to notice each item during the service.
Many families hit the road during spring break and whatever the destination, there’s bound to be a bit of time in the car that needs filling. Along with the usual snacks, games, movies and other entertainment, slip a little faith focus into the mix.
Make gratitude the main dish at your table this Thanksgiving. We have not one not two but a dozen prayers to choose from to thank God before the big meal, from making a table runner to inviting a homeless person to praying a Thanksgiving litany. You’ll find all the choices online.