Listening to Chopin at the tombs

Nothing focuses the mind more than visiting a graveyard. I find that as I have grown older, I feel more and more drawn to visiting cemeteries and … Read More

Couples are stronger when they are unified

Have you ever witnessed the following scenario in a household? Dear Daughter or Dear Son wants to do something and goes to one parent to get an … Read More

Diocese presents photo exhibit on ethnic diversity

Last November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.” This letter, … Read More

Jesus fills in the blank space

Recently, I was filling out paperwork for my children’s school. In the instructions, I was directed to fill in all the blank spaces and return the form … Read More

People watching on a sunny day

I often visit a good friend of mine who is an automobile mechanic in a small town. I observe him working on cars and in the process … Read More

‘Do it yourself’ weddings

There is a question that we banter about sometimes in jest which goes something like this: “How late can you be for Sunday Mass and still make … Read More

Sunday is not just visiting day

My husband’s grandmother, Anna, was a gentle and kind woman. She had a ready smile for everyone, and within constant reach of her gnarled hands, were her … Read More

Grandpa Floyd’s dream Cadillac

There is a story that my mother told me many years ago. It took the form of a kind of family parable and it made a lasting … Read More

Louis and Zelie Martin: The road to success

Have you ever used idioms around your house? These are words and phrases that say one thing but mean something entirely different, and are often used figuratively. … Read More

Trust during times of transitions

At this time of the year, it seems as if the whole world, including Mother Nature, is in transition. We bid goodbye to long evenings of abundant … Read More