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Parenting Thoughts, Tips, and Prayers From Saints Who Were Parents

Jun 29, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

Recently I encountered a slight problem when turning to the saints in regards to marriage and family, and perhaps you would too, because from the list of popular saints I know, it may often be the case that a favorite saint was, um, celibate. That being said, I decided to compile a list of thoughts and prayers on parenting and f[...]

Don't Start Christmas without Advent: Here's Everything You Need to Know!

Nov 24, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

Advent is given to us as a time to prepare our souls for the coming of the Lord. Advent is to Christmas what Lent is to Easter. In modern times we are tempted to skip over the penitential aspects of Advent and focus on the joy of Christmas. This is a great tragedy. Focusing only on the joy denies the truth: the Christ Child is o[...]

Prayers to St. Monica for Wayward Children

Aug 25, 2017 By Nick Rabiipour

Monica was married to a pagan man of violent temper and her son, Augustine was practicing the heretical Manichaeism sect along with leading a very immoral life. This caused Monica great anguish and pain.  Through her great patience and constant prayers along with her examples of  kindness, Monica was blessed with  the conversion[...]

St. Charbel: All the Forces of Evil are Focused on Destroying the Family

Jul 24, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

St. Charbel Makhlouf (1828 – 1898) was a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon, known during his life and after his death as a saint, mystic, and a great miracle-worker. He is also known for his holy wisdom, gleaned from a life of deep prayer, silence, and penance. One of the themes he articulated was the foundational importance[...]

3 Secrets to a Successful Marriage by Pope Francis

Jul 19, 2017 By Mary Thierfelder

Earlier this year, Pope Francis’ St. Valentine's Day audience held over 10,000 young couples engaged to be married. One couple sent a question to the Pope, which he addressed during the audience: “Many feel that the challenge of living together forever is beautiful, enchanting, but very demanding, almost impossible. We ask your[...]

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