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.
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.
Today, September 12th is the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary.
I’m taking a break from the Lourdes Series to write about something connected to this day: names.
I’ve recently become interested in this topic. (So much so that I keep an ongoing list of names that I like, and there are enough on the list for a small army!)
I enjoy learning the meaning of names. I also enjoy hearing about how they are chosen.
First, I’ll briefly explain the feast.
Then, I’ll share an explanation of the importance of names.
Finally, I’ll provide personal tips for choosing names.
While cleaning out my room recently, I came across an essay I wrote in sixth grade!
The students of my school participated in a Diocesan wide essay contest. Each student was asked to research a saint or prominent Catholic of African ancestry and compare the person’s values with someone we knew.
Below is my article. I’ll explain why I’m sharing it with you at the end of the post.
The Ten Commandments are laws that are meant to be followed. God created them for a reason. He’s not a forceful dictator who creates rules to make our lives difficult. He’s a loving Father who knows what’s best for His children.
We obey these laws because we love the Lord and desire to follow Him.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).
The Second Commandment
The second commandment is: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Because of how frequently we hear God’s name being used in casual and disrespectful ways, I often wonder if people know of this commandment; know what it means; and know that we sin when we break it.