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

Mary’s maternal role in the church

This year’s June 10 “Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,” will be only the second time the feast has been officially celebrated on … Read More

Mary, Mary, dressed in blue

Have you ever wondered why Mary wears blue? Yes, many images of the Blessed Mother show her in white: Our Lady of Fatima is robed in white, … Read More

How old are the bells of Notre Dame?

Remember Victor Hugo’s Quasimodo swinging the great bells of Notre Dame? Many feared that, like the deaf fictional bell ringer, none of us would ever hear the … Read More

Fasting until the Easter Vigil

Have you ever been so excited that you couldn’t eat? Maybe you came home on school break, or had been away in the service and wanted that … Read More