Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, but why do we pray, fast and give alms during it? Those acts prepare us, mind and body, for the sacrifice of Lent. Head over to the web site for ideas to make praying, fasting and giving important parts of your family Lent.
The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, and on January 3, we celebrated the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Here’s why the feast — and the name of Jesus — are so important. Here in the Midwest, January is usually a month of cold and dark. So there’s an appeal to focusing on the sun…or the Son, as it were. If you’re crafty, we have some ideas for you! Find instructions online.
“All you holy men and women pray for us!” We believe in the Communion of Saints. We proclaim this when we pray the Creed each Sunday at Mass. The Communion […]
There are seven members in our family: me; my beautiful, devout wife; and our five kids. With our 1-year-old sleeping peacefully in her crib, the rest of us take our […]
Is it possible for families to “pray without ceasing” throughout their busy days? Super-short, frequent prayers may be the way to go. Here’s how one dad does it.