Today, St. Benedict’s feast day, is definitely a special day in our house! If it wasn’t for St. Benedict, there wouldn’t be an order of St. Benedict. Without the Order of St. Benedict, there wouldn’t be the Benedictine abbey at St. Anselm College. Without the Benedictine Abbey at St. Anselm college, there wouldn’t be St.… Read More St. Benedict’s Feast Day: a tribute to my alma mater, and a little encouragement when your jug is running dry!
St. Josemaria Escriva’s feast day is a very special day for our family! In fact, someone once told me it sounded to her like he must be looking out for our family, so he has sort of become a family patron. She seemed to think that, even though we often seek out certain saints… Read More St. Josemaria Escriva- A Patron of our Family
Today is St. Thomas More’s feast day. I feel like he’s one of the superstar saints. I mean, he has his own play-turned-movie, so that’s pretty awesome! If you haven’t read/seen it, it’s called “A Man for all Seasons” and it’s very well-done. It tells the story of how Thomas More heroically chose to follow God’s… Read More St. Thomas More’s Feast Day and turning fails into wins!
Today is St. Anthony of Padua’s feast day! Sometimes I feel bad for St. Anthony. Personally, I think of him almost exclusively when I’ve lost something. Then I expect him to swoop in and reveal my missing object immediately, as if I deserve that. But you know what, this is your day, St. Anthony! Today… Read More St. Anthony, St. Anthony. . .
I’ve been waiting for this anniversary for a long time. I first heard the story of Our Lady of Fatima when I was pregnant with my oldest (more likely, I’d hear it before but this was the first time I really listened to it). I was so struck by the whole story- that she appeared… Read More 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima!
I’ve always been drawn to St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, martyrs for the faith, but especially since becoming a mom. I’m just always inspired by their bravery and selflessness. Most of all, I am truly awe-struck at their incredible faith. The thought of having to die by being thrown in an arena with wild animals… Read More Saints Perpetua and Felicity
I wanted to keep it simple today, but at the same time I’m still nursing and so I need to stay full. So, I decided to make a simple Tuscan lentil soup and homemade bread. I was blessed to have a friend over for dinner and she made a beautiful salad, as well. All in… Read More Ash Wednesday
I didn’t make any fun Mardi Gra-themed food today, but I did want to indulge before fasting for lent. Since I’m nursing, I’m not exactly going to fast, but we will be making some (in my opinion, drastic!) sacrifices, like sweet, including chocolate! So I made a nice heart-un-healthy Italian sausage and tortellini in a… Read More Fat. Tuesday.
I LOVE Valentine’s Day! But I do have to admit that we were mostly focused on the food and not so much on the saint today- next year my oldest will be more able to understand, so we’ll have to beef up in that (the most important) area of celebrating the liturgical year. For now,… Read More St. Valentine’s Day!
When I initially asked my husband what I should make for St. John Bosco’s feast day he said corn dogs. . .because this particiular saint used to do carnival tricks for the neighborhood kids. Well, I wasn’t about to make corn dogs. As it is, hot dogs gross me out (no judgement here, people, I… Read More St. John Bosco’s feast day!