Browsing Category : Catholic Life

Attitude of Gratitude


Driving to visit relatives yesterday, I flipped through the radio stations to hear some Christmas carols. To my disappointment, I found the same theme present as when I was looking for some holiday cheer on television: ingratitude. Now we live in a rural area, and we don’t watch TV at home, and rarely listen to the radio, so I’m not…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe


The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, came and it was decided it was too cold “for the little ones” to have our procession through town. So we had our mass and rosary in the church, and the children put on a play in the hall afterwards, followed by a delicious feast. It is interesting to…

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Veterans Day


I went to Catholic schools for ten years. Right after daily Mass we would line up for assembly and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by prayers and announcements. Sometimes we would sing the National Anthem. Devotion to country was placed right after devotion to God. Maybe that’s why I choke up when I sing the Star Spangled Banner and…

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What is Pilgrimage?


“A journey to a holy place, undertaken for religious reasons; a journey to a place with special significance.” To the above definition, which was taken from the dictionary, we might add, “to reunite a person with their center of being and help to restore their relationship with their Creator.” Sometimes just getting out of the routine for a few days…

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WWJD?


September 17, 2008 Summer has flown by and I have not been a very consistent blogger. I shall blame a lovely two week train vacation on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, from Los Angeles, CA to Tacoma, WA and back, and also the start of a new homeschooling year. But really we all know it’s just my own lack of organization. There’s…

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