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Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Several months ago while at dinner with a group of Catholics whom I did not know very well, the topic of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus came up. 914 more words


The first theological virtue

Gabriel Blanchard is in the middle of a series of of rather personal posts explaining why he is a Catholic. This passage in his third one… 460 more words


Therese the Little Warrior

In honor of St. Therese’s feast day, I pass along two articles that discuss “the Little Flower” from fascinating¬†perspectives:

St. Therese: Little Flower, Little Warrior… 317 more words

A feast to start the month off right!

A feast for one of our favorite Saints and for the beginning of our favorite month! On me and Kevin’s first date, we spoke of our favorite Saints and why they were so important to us. 309 more words


Reflections From a Monastic Retreat

So I spent the weekend at a Trappist monastery a couple of weeks ago.¬† People have asked me how it went, and I think I’ve given in each case as good an answer as I could in the context of ordinary conversation. 1,053 more words


WWRW: Holding the Stirrup

The title of Holding the Stirrup refers to the practice of a medieval lady upon her husband’s departure for battle. She¬†would literally hold the stirrup of her husband’s saddle as he mounted his horse, symbolizing her promise of support and fidelity while the knight was gone. 448 more words