The Gift of Marriage

  Today’s Gospel is about marriage: “What God has bound, let no man rent asunder.”  It struck me so forcefully this morning that God has bound my husband and me together.  Yes, we have brought all of ourselves to each other.  We have been smart, caring, generous, and at times, self-less for the other person….

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Mothers Day

   To all of you who are mothers, Happy Mothers Day!  Whether you are a biological mother, spiritual mother, adoptive mother, grandmother, or any kind of mother, may your role to those in your care be blessed, sanctified and  strengthened!  To my mom and all our moms, thank you for all you do for us! …

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Annie’s Birthday Party!

    Annie had a nun-themed birthday party!  Her friends came to our house dressed in black, and we provided them with wimples and veils (white and black t-shirts–NO SEWING!).  After lunch, cake and ice cream, we visited a nearby convent.    The nuns were incredibly gracious: the held a “chapter meeting,” instructed the children…

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Night Prayer

Night prayer is may favorite time of the day.  Annie leads the charge with the Liturgy of the Hours.  I love that my kids are all at home, under our roof!  These are such sweet times.  Too soon they will be distant memories! 

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