Novena to St. Cyriacus begins today

Happy Sunday! Just when you thought you were done with novenas (ha ha) here I am with St. Cyriacus. This dear Saint was a Deacon who won the palm of martyrdom in the year 303 under Diocletian, along with two companions, Ss. Largus and Smaragdus (whom I'm including in this novena, firstly because their names were in … Continue reading Novena to St. Cyriacus begins today

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And thou shalt be like a watered garden. . .Why Catholics Believe in Heroes

Sometimes it can seem as though the very idea of a hero or heroine is something that belongs purely to fairy tales, wishful thinkers, and idealists. As we grow older we often find that the men and women we once lionized in our imagination were deeply, disappointingly flawed in one way or another, until finally it's all too easy to … Continue reading And thou shalt be like a watered garden. . .Why Catholics Believe in Heroes

This is the true brotherhood {thoughts on the feast of the Seven Holy Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda, martyrs}

I always love the feast days of martyrs, and could probably just post about that, given the abundance of their feasts in the old calendar; but today's joint feast that includes nine martyrs in all was just so special I had to share it. Of course it's almost impossible to come up with much information … Continue reading This is the true brotherhood {thoughts on the feast of the Seven Holy Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda, martyrs}

A Tribute to my Three All-Time Favorite TV Mothers

It's rare when you find a TV show or movie depicting wifehood and motherhood in its truest sense, but they are out there, especially in what most people nowadays would consider ancient film. But, among those few, there are three TV mothers in particular who captured the essence of their characters (and their characters' vocations) so brilliantly … Continue reading A Tribute to my Three All-Time Favorite TV Mothers