Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
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.
The Advent season this year begins Sunday, November 30th. 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.
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.
On Valentine’s Day, Pope Francis met with engaged couples. He talked with them about overcoming the fear of “forever,” the challenge of living together as husband and wife, and the celebration of marriage.
Looking for a way to enrich your marriage? Take one of our seven day virtual retreats! Each day for seven days, set aside some time for prayer. Read about the theme for the day, reflect on a real-life marriage scenario, and think about ways to strengthen your own marriage. End each mini-retreat by praying a […]
A trustworthy guide to the “why” and “how” of praying with your spouse.
Parents and families play a crucial role in fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. One religious sister reflects on specific ways that her family formed her to hear and heed God’s call.
In his address on Holy Family Sunday in December, Pope Francis said that in the example of the Holy Family, we are reminded of all who are suffering, including our own family members.
Advent is here. Sara and Justin write about their efforts to truly celebrate Advent and not jump right into the Christmas season. They say small things matter: the Advent wreath and celebrating saints in Advent, for starters.
In their new book, Tim and Sue Muldoon write that spirituality can be found “right in the messy midst” of home life. They encourage families to see their lives as a pilgrimage together, and they suggest reading Scripture together as a family as a way to foster each other’s faith.
During the month of November Catholics traditionally pray for deceased family members and friends. What do we believe these prayers can accomplish?