Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
Quotes for reflection: “Merciful and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.” (Psalm 103:8) “Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret: don’t let a day end without asking forgiveness, without peace returning to our home, to our family. It is normal for husband and wife to quarrel…perhaps you were mad, […]
This National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), spend some quality prayer time with our spouse, using our virtual marriage retreat. The theme this year is “Marriage and Mercy.”
Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.
The Advent season this year began on Sunday, November 29th. How does your family celebrate Advent? Here is a list of time-honored traditions to prepare your hearts and home for the coming of the Christ Child.
Are you an empty-nest parent? Dennis and Mary Jo found themselves at that stage of life recently. Dennis writes that the best gift he can give his children now is praying for them.
Speaking to a lay movement of married couples and priests, Pope Francis exhorted families to be missionaries and to model a vibrant marital spirituality.
In his audience today, Pope Francis exhorted the family to pray together, giving them practical tips to do so.
Stacey recounts her journey with the Morning Offering prayer, and how she and Josh are now sharing this classic prayer with their children.
Relating the Catholic faith and contemporary culture isn’t that hard to do, and it can actually provide some needed motivation for one’s prayer life.
On the solemnity of the Annunciation, inspired by Jesus’s conception into a true human family, Pope Francis renewed the Church’s prayer for the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family.
In this new post, Megan reflects on how she and Juan chose the readings for their wedding celebration. They found choosing the readings to be a wonderful way of not only preparing for their marriage, but also of entering the season of Lent more fully.
Grandparents and the elderly have a special vocation of prayer and witness to offer the world, and especially younger generations.
The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.
Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!
Some great advice from Josh about praying as a couple and with children, even when prayer styles vary greatly in the family.
How many times have you heard the suggestion to pray together as a couple? But how do you actually going about doing something that can seem strange and awkward, at least at first? Here are some practical tips.
Stacey shares three easy ways to pray with your spouse and children using Ignatian Spirituality.
Anthony and I are married. It’s surreal to type that sentence. We’re on our honeymoon as I write this, and we’ve had several moments together in the last two weeks when we look at the other and think, “what did we just do?” The reality of our marriage seems so much bigger than us, and, […]
God’s plan…or our plan? Donna writes about the challenges of saying with Mary, “Thy will be done.”
Sara and Anthony are married! Sara writes about their final days of preparation and the biggest lesson they learned.
Bl. Junipero Serra is the patron of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Pray today that your children and godchildren will discern and accept God’s will for their lives.
“All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer.” (Acts 1:14) Plan to spend time praying with your spouse today. Prayer builds marital unity.
In our book-of-the-month for May, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss offer daily spiritual exercises to busy mothers who feel like they don’t have time to pray.
Stations of the Cross is a revered Lenten tradition. Parish DRE Daniel Allen reflects on the Stations in light of the vocation of marriage and the realities of family life.
Pope Francis asks the families of the world to pray for two upcoming Synods on the family, as well as the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.