10 Tips for a Lasting Marriage

Let the Golden Rule reign supreme: Treat your spouse as you would like to be treated. Express gratitude, pay compliments, and do an act of conscious kindness every day.  Pope Francis shared three words that are key to a successful marriage – “permission, gratitude, and forgiveness”. Therefore, be generous in using “may I”, “thank you” […]

The 12 Days of Christmas Explained

The familiar song, The 12 days of Christmas has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning that represents tenants of the Christian Faith. There is some debate on the original meaning and intent of this song, but the lyrical symbolism remains to be a beautiful tool for exploring our faith, particularly […]

Christ the King Reveals Christ Hidden in Advent

I love the Solemnity of Christ the King.  Celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, I imagine the feast as sort of New Year’s Eve celebration – the current year’s way of “going out with a bang” before the next year takes its place.  I envision it like an exclamation mark on the […]

Celebrate the ENTIRE Christmas Season

You have spent four weeks preparing for Christmas —don’t let your celebration end after only one day! Starting on Christmas Day, we invite you to light a Christ Candle (usually a tall, white candle), and gather with your family each evening or during a regular family meal. You may wish to place your Christ Candle […]