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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[...]

The White Cord Of St. Joseph: What You Should Know About This Unique Devotional

Jun 21, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

The White Cord of St Joseph is piously used as a remedy against physical ailments and a support in living the virtues of chastity and purity of heart. This beautiful devotion began almost 400 years ago in the small town of Antwerp, Belgium. An Augustinian nun was miraculously healed there after asking for St. Joseph's intercessi[...]

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What Mary's Perfect, Immaculate Heart Means For Her Imperfect Children

Jun 08, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

Did I have a relationship with Our Lady when I was growing up? If you had asked me, I would have said yes. After all, I recited the rosary. I prayed the Angelus. One year in high school I even memorized the "Litany of Loreto" as my Lenten resolution.But as I came to know myself better, with all my flaws and weaknesses, I realize[...]

Ever Ancient, Ever New: A New Feast For Mary, Mother of the Church

May 18, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

The Monday after Pentecost is a Marian feast day.Didn’t you know?It’s alright if you didn’t. After all, Pope Francis only just declared the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, to be a permanent memorial this past March. VATICAN MEDIA/CNAWhy Mary, Mother of the Church?Since the earliest days of Christian history, Catholics have[...]

Patron Saints Of The Military (Plus Patrons For Particular Branches & Services!)

May 11, 2018 By Ashley Osmera
World War II Soldier with rosary

There’s nothing quite like seeing someone say goodbye to a spouse, family member, or friend in uniform at the airport. A long, silent hug. A gentle wave. A tearful goodbye at the parting of ways. One chin lifted bravely, a heavy bag flung over a shoulder—while the one left behind gives an encouraging smile and walk[...]

Dating & Technology: Bridging The Gap For Millennials

May 07, 2018 By Catherine McManamon

A few weeks ago, I went to see The Dating Project movie. After watching the documentary, I realized that it only confirmed my thoughts and feelings on how difficult twenty-first century dating truly is. Take it from a twenty-something who’s trying to navigate today’s dating scene–or lack thereof, for that matter. It’s no one’s f[...]

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Hidden Treasures In St. Joseph's Life: Meditating On His 7 Sorrows & Joys

May 02, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

When you're trying to imitate the behavior of someone you admire, reflecting on specific moments in his or her life is particularly helpful.We see the fruits of this practice when meditating on the mysteries of Christ’s life in the rosary, or when praying with the mysteries of Mary’s life in the Seven Sorrows devotion.Another be[...]