Happy Birthday America!

Hi there! I just have a few minutes before we start our Independence Day celebration, but I wanted to share something with you. Here is a very short clip of my favorite loves… God and country. It is from Mass at St. John Cantius in Chicago. If you haven’t done so yet today, please pray for America and her leaders. If you don’t know a prayer, I like this one but there are many on the internet. America needs your prayers every day. I hope you have a safe and wonderful July 4th! May God Bless you and may God…

Stressed? I May be Able to Help.

Feeling stressed? Is your boss on your back? Are your kids or coworkers getting on your last nerve? Are you too pooped to party?     I’m so sorry you are going through such a rough patch. Perhaps I can help. I would like to share with you my secret for surviving the rough times. Here’s more good news, for this secret you will NOT need to watch a lengthy presentation, wait through a bunch of pop up ads or spend any money. That’s right, my secret is FREE. Are you NOW ready for my secret? My secret is prayer,…

Praying to End Abortion And Green Beer

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
This is one of my past posts, but I decided to repost for St. Patrick’s Day since that is when the story took place. Years ago I was asked to fill an open slot at a prayer vigil in front of a Planned Parenthood. I accepted the request and signed up for a slot that was mid-morning on March 19. The Planned Parenthood is located downtown and to get there I needed to take two trains. Due to the train transfer, I left home early to make the 9:00 a.m. train. By 9:30 I was…

Preparing for Lent

It used to be that it didn’t matter how long I prepared for Lent, it always seems like Ash Wednesday sneaks up on me and I’m scrambling the evening before, trying to commit to a plan of fasting, prayer and alms-giving. Do I give up something? Do I take on something? Do I give up something and take on something? Whatever I decide, will it be enough? Will it be too much and am I setting myself up for failure. I don’t know, up until this year it seems I always made it way more complicated than it needed to…

No New Year’s Resolutions, Try Good Deed Beads Instead

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
Most New Year’s resolutions usually fail within the first month of the year. Instead of making resolutions, why not try daily sacrifices instead? I got the idea when I read about St. Therese of Lisieux and her “pulling beads”. St. Therese would carry in her pocket, a cord with beads on it. Every time she made a sacrifice, she would pull a bead to the other end. The sacrifices she made were gifts to God. The beads are called Good Deed Beads or Sacrifice beads and they are a powerful tool in effort for…

Palm Sunday Afternoon Blues

On Palm Sunday morning Mass we celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. By the afternoon, I feel a sense of deep sorrow. Partly, I think I feel this sadness because I know by the week’s end; Jesus will be led out for His crucifixion. Also, I think it has to do with the way the world is moving and how our freedom of religion is being threatened. My Palm Sunday blues really started the year after the Obama administration released a report from Homeland Security that named Pro-lifers and Veterans as potential terrorist threats. Next it was the HHS mandate…