Category Archives: Blessed Mother

The Catholic Mom’s Guide to (sort of) Keeping It Together

Every September, Catholic moms brace themselves for the beginning of what seems like non-stop activity: kids in school, extracurricular activities, professional and volunteer commitments. As women and as moms we fill our lives with activities that put other people’s needs … Continue reading

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Interview with a working mom

Author, blogger, speaker Erin McCole Cupp has a new short work of biblical historical fiction called Working Mother. The description of the story is as follows: With her husband disabled and out of work and her child in mortal danger,a … Continue reading

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Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading

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Why we should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight “I’ll pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for you,” I assured a friend who had just revealed some upsetting news. “It seems appropriate.” I had never prayed the Rosary of Seven Sorrows before … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Shepherd

 Jesus does not teach us to be nice. He enlightens us with His truth and teaches us to be good, heroically good. Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the  Fourth … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Hail, holy Mother! The Child to whom you gave birth is the King of Heaven and earth forever. Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother … Continue reading

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Advent: Waiting Like Mary and Joseph

Posted at Catholic Insight I have just finished my annual routine of climbing into the attic and hauling out the box that stores our much-used Advent wreath. Candles? Check. Prayers? Check. Matches? We’ll need to get more of those. Like … Continue reading

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The Family That Prays The Rosary Together

Posted at Catholic Insight “It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary … the abandonment of the family rosary is a main reason why … Continue reading

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The Graces of the Rosary

(from Pope John Paul I) Windthorst, a German, was invited one time by certain friends not practising the Faith, to show them his beads; it was a joke; they had previously taken them from his pocket. Windthorst, not having found … Continue reading

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Our Imperfect Family Rosary

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com When I was growing up, my immature self believed that the family rosary was something that had to be endured. Through no fault of my parents, the nightly ritual was anything but idyllic. My … Continue reading

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