Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
The encounter with the transcendent is a crucial part of human life. Josh reflects on the experiences of nature that have inspired contemplation of God and the current practices in his family that foster wonder and awe.
A husband and expectant father reflects on the lessons we can all learn from St. Joseph, especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.
Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.
In his recent post, newlywed Tommy McGrady encourages readers to continue supporting married couples after their wedding day. Read Tommy’s reflections on the value of community and the power of prayer.
Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.
Life is often chaotic, leaving little time to invest in relationships. Find out how engaged couple Tommy and Katie (who are getting married on Saturday!) remain grounded in their love for one another.
Dennis reflects on the innocence and purity of a child’s prayer. His experiences as a grandfather have encouraged him to renew a childlike trust in God. He challenges us to do the same.
A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.
Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!
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 begins on Sunday, November 27th. 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.
Day One: Marriage is a Blessing and a Gift Breaking Open the Theme “Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of marriage, a gift bestowed by the Creator from the creation of the human race” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, p. 1). The […]
Some great advice from Josh about praying as a couple and with children, even when prayer styles vary greatly in the family.