Today, January 21 is the Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia. Long observed in the Dominican Republic, her feast is less well known here in the States. Still, the story is a beautiful one especially in the way that Our Lady inspires thankfulness and gratitude. We enjoy reading A Gift of Gracias: The Legend of Altagracia by Julie Alvarez each… Read More
July is the month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Anne’s post and how she set up her home altar in honor of our Sweet Lord and His Precious Blood. I knew immediately that I wanted to do this in our home! So, I want to be clear, this… Read More
By the sign of the Holy Cross, deliver us from our enemies, O our God. Our Lenten preparations are finally complete, and I wanted to share them. With each passing year, the children are more involved in setting out our holy reminders. I am always so moved by their intuitions and choices in how they like to place things. This… Read More
We have been so busy lately, with Rob’s dad in and out of the hospital (thankfully he is ok and home now,) both the van and Rob’s car requiring major maintenance at the same time, and planning for our All Saints Party. Whew…I’ve barely had time to turn around. Alas, with so much going on, it does make for the… Read More
Years ago, my mom attended a class of some kind at Aquinas college in Nashville led by the Dominicans. I wish I could remember who led the class so I could give proper credit (Mom, if you’re reading this can you leave a comment telling me who the sister was?) Anyway, Mom shared a lot of great information with me…. Read More
Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us!