Jesus chose twelve men to follow Him. They all loved the Lord, and died for Him. Here we explore a few of the Holy Apostles as patron saints, including some prayers to them.
Are you in need of some encouragement right now? Every day, my husband and I receive messages from friends and family members, asking for prayers. We know so many people who are sick, or have loved ones who are sick. And I am sure we're not the only ones. The COVID-19 pandemic is real. And … Continue reading ECQ Reflections: Make Us Whole Again
Happy Easter, everyone! 🙂 (I say "everyone" but I am not even sure if people actually read this blog anymore! Haha!) Anyway... I can't believe it's already Easter—and it's already April! Way back in January, I had made a "promise" of sorts to blog more often here but, well, it seems that promise has already … Continue reading ECQ Reflections: Count Your Blessings
Every year since 2017, our family has been doing a family visioning and planning session, usually at the start of each new year. When the kids were younger (and fewer in number 😉 ), we started simply, focusing on giving thanks for the blessings of the previous year, and setting goals for the year ahead. … Continue reading On Family Visioning, “JMJ”, and The Holy Family Prayer
It's almost the middle of January—can you believe it?! (I certainly can't.) I wonder how those who made New Year's resolutions at the end of December or beginning of January are doing. (I didn't make any resolutions and may not really get around to making any—more on this in a bit—BUT if you're one of … Continue reading One Word, One Saint, One Verse of the Year
Well, well, well... Can you believe it? 2021 is here! And the last time I wrote a blog post, COVID-19 had just started to wreak havoc in the world. When I wrote about how to make an act of spiritual communion back then, I had no idea that the community quarantine or lockdown here in … Continue reading Blessings for 2021 & Lessons from 2020
I'm back here on the blog to write what is hopefully a quick note for my fellow Catholics who may have been following current events in relation to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Here in the Philippines, President Duterte recently announced the need for Metro Manila to be placed under "community quarantine" due to the sharp … Continue reading What Is Spiritual Communion and How Do You Do It?
I rarely write blog posts these days, and I almost gave up on posting on IG too. But as I mentioned in my post below, all of this is God's and for His greater glory, so. . . here I am. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8-qZIDnVbK/ Posted this on IG on Shrove Tuesday. Just before Ash Wednesday last week. … Continue reading Lenten Thoughts and a PSA: What Happened to My Old Blogs
Visite du Pape Jean-Paul II aux Sanctuaires NDL (1983) by Ireneed, Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 Today, February 11, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. To celebrate, I'm sharing an inspiring guest post written by Marilyn Nash. Our Lady of Lourdes, Mama Mary, pray for us! When Jesus then saw His mother, and … Continue reading Mary as Our Mother and Role Model
And just like that, the Advent season will be starting in a few days! I can't believe how quickly time flies, especially when we enter the "-ber" months! Still so much to do, so little time. *sighs* Part of me actually dreads the coming of Advent because it means that Christmas is just around the … Continue reading Advent Hopes and Traditions