What first got Cain in trouble?

We’re in the midst of harvest time surrounded by all sorts of harvest celebrations, from apple and pumpkin festivals to Oktoberfest parties. Celebrating the harvest is something … Read More

A stairway to heaven in your hand

Most of us are used to thinking of the rosary as a prayer aide. But did you ever think of it as a ladder? Besides the more … Read More

Before there were church buildings

The holidays are not that far off and some people may already be planning for family gatherings. As you prepare for Thanksgiving or Christmas, do you realize … Read More

What’s the name of that cloth?

When you go to a fancy restaurant, do you notice the table linens? The fresh starch and the precise folds made it a special occasion, didn’t it? … Read More

Tears get in your eyes

Have you ever cried over your children? St. Monica did, shedding tears over her wild-living and unrepentant son, Augustine. Augustine of Hippo later became one of the … Read More

Sing a song of Mary

When you go to bed at night and offer your prayers, do you remember to address the queen? No, not Queen Elizabeth II, but the Blessed Virgin. … Read More

This umbrella stay open when inside

How often do you see an umbrella in church? If it’s been particularly rainy, it may be pretty often. But have you ever seen one, partially open, … Read More

This umbrella stays open when inside

How often do you see an umbrella in church? If it’s been particularly rainy, it may be pretty often. But have you ever seen one, partially open, … Read More

Bible lessons in your hand

We’ve all heard of visual aids which various saints have used to teach the Gospel messages. St. Patrick had his clover for the Trinity. St. Julian of … Read More

An ancient bead for a timeless tradition

Did you ever make a daisy chain or a necklace of dandelions? Maybe you gave it to your mother or grandmother? Over the centuries, people have used … Read More