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In this pandemic year, motherhood meant creating a new narrative of...

Is it just me or does every mother feel as if we are just winging it? Motherhood is the ultimate "on the job training."...

Ash Wednesday: Looking at Lent through the lens of St. Clare...

Last year's Lent felt as if it never ended. There was not the usual release and elation of Easter as I watched from my...

Advent Week 1: Poems to bring us into the Advent state...

Resting in the miracle The doctor placed you upon me, Skin on skin, warm but cold. She said skin would bond us. She said you would know it...

All Souls’ Day: A day of prayer and remembrance for the...

If you were to walk past my parish on your dark and damp walk on the evening of Nov. 2 in years past, you...

Through the pandemic, God endures; our faith should, too

A pandemic can be rough on your faith. I hope you laughed at my "stating the obvious." We are all finding new rhythms and...

St. Joan of Arc’s mission as portrayed by artist Louis Maurice...

On the ground floor of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, hang six exquisite paintings on the short life of St. Joan of...

Patience: Catholics are people who wait — and people who love

We are waiting. Waiting for what? We don't really know. We used to wait in line, on hold, in traffic. We waited with anticipation for...

500 years of artistic elegance: Read the life story of the...

This year marks the 500th anniversary of artist Raphael's death. This painter would glean the best qualities of his contemporaries, Leonardo and Michelangelo, to...

Fra Angelico’s ‘The Entombment of Christ’ — a narrative approach

Fra Angelico's "The Entombment of Christ" places us at the tomb as those who loved Christ and were loved by him prepare his body...

Prayer, almsgiving, fasting: How to approach Lent as a family

Incorporating children into our Lenten journey can be difficult for parents. I know it was for me, until one year, when I was at...

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