Monthly Archives: October 2015

Giving Up the Blog

I have been in a major pruning phase lately. If I don’t need it, or if it is not adding to my already heavy workload, then it needs to be cut. I wrote a blog yesterday on The Responsibility of Catholic Writers and I once again started to consider my own place as a writer. […]

Surprised by Beauty for Friday: Countryside

The next few days will be busy for me with papers due and reading to be done so I won’t be online much, but I wanted to put up a beauty theme because of how important I think beauty is in the spiritual life and in daily living. My husband and I have begun our […]

Catholic Exchange: Ecclesia de Eucharistia, St. John Paul II on the Eucharist

Today is the feast of St. John Paul II. On this day, it is fitting to look at his writing on the Holy Eucharist since it was the center of his life and it is the center of the Church. His devotion to the Eucharist was evident to those who were at Mass with him […]

9 Articles to Help You on the Spiritual Journey October 12-18

Here is this week’s installment of articles and blog posts to help you on the spiritual journey. Enjoy! Pax Christi. Where the Rosary Appears in Lord of the Rings, Br. Joseph Bernard Marie Graziano, O.P. Word on Fire/Dominicana Giving Up on Prayer, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction Make Your Work an Act of Worship, Fr. M. […]

Surprised by Beauty: Frosty Mornings

For this lovely Friday afternoon I am sharing some more beauty. We are expecting our first autumn frost this weekend, so the theme is Frosty Mornings. All images are from Google Images and are not my own. There were so many gorgeous options, especially from the U.K. It made me miss it. I lived there […]

Letters from Homeschool: Jumping from Preschool to Kindergarten

Last month I formally, well, semi-formally, started to home-school my 4 year old daughter. We did letter crafts and other activities over the past year, but it wasn’t a set curriculum I was using. I had decided to order the Catholic Heritage Curriculum for Pre-school to get us started. The set came with what we […]

Catholic Exchange: The Spiritual Depth and Friendship of St. Teresa of Avila

The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, on October 15th. She was born in Avila, Spain in 1515. Her family consisted of her mother, father, and twelve siblings. She described her parents as devout in her autobiography. Teresa began her spiritual journey early on and […]