My godmother recently gave me a book called The True Saint Nicholas written by William J. Bennett
Inspired by the book, and using information from it, I dedicate this post to Saint Nicholas of Myra.
The Canticle of the Creatures is a hymn of praise written by Saint Francis of Assisi.
In my previous post I explained the Sacrament of Confession by using information from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The purpose of Part I was to describe the theology of the sacrament.
The purpose of Part II is to provide tools and guidance for participating in it.
After reading this post, I hope you feel excited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
In this post I’ll focus on:
In my mid-twenties I began to practice my Catholic Faith more seriously and attend Mass regularly. During that time, I kept hearing a priest talk about confession during his homilies.
Even though I wanted to go to confession, I didn’t know much about it because I wasn’t taught to go regularly.
I desired to understand why I need to receive the sacrament, what it is and the effects.
Once I discovered this information and received the sacrament, it was life-changing!
I was recently inspired to begin a new series on my blog!
Since I enjoy learning about the saints, and they’re an important part of the Catholic Faith, I decided to create a series for them.
The new series is called Saint Spotlight.
In this series I’ll highlight a saint for a specific purpose. It will most likely be a saint whose feast is celebrated in the current month.
I’ll describe the life of the saint and provide interesting information that I find.
I’ll choose saints from different time periods and walks of life, some well-known and some obscure.
Today I’ll present a saint I recently learned about: Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Last year I wrote a post on Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day.
Since it’s that time of year again — can you believe it?! — I’d like to share an updated and improved version of that post.
I’ll explain the connection between these three days and their meaning for Catholics.
Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life (Respect Life).
In honor of Respect Life Month I’d like to share a prayer from the Sisters of Life, a religious order whose mission is to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.