Holy Week

Holy Week is the most sacred time of the year. It is a time for preparation. It is also when we observe Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection. It begins on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. At Mass on Palm Sunday we receive blessed palms to remember how the people from Jerusalem paid homage toContinue reading “Holy Week”

St. Catherine of Sweden

March 24th is the feast day of St. Catherine of Sweden, the daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden. St. Catherine of Sweden was born in the early 14th century in Motala. At the age of seven she was sent to live in an abbey to be educated, and to foster her love for God. WhenContinue reading “St. Catherine of Sweden”

Feast of St. Patrick

The Feast Day of St. Patrick, observed every year on March 17th, is a fun celebration that falls right in the middle of Lent, allowing for a little bit of joy amidst the penitential Lenten season. My husband and I both have Irish ancestry, which makes this feast day even more meaningful for our family.Continue reading “Feast of St. Patrick”

Stations of the Cross Banner Project

On Fridays during Lent we pray the Stations of the Cross together as a family (at 3 pm if possible). This year I saw a lot of other Catholic families making a Stations of the Cross banner and decided it would be a good project for our family to do together! Rather than worrying aboutContinue reading “Stations of the Cross Banner Project”

St. Frances of Rome

On March 9th we celebrate the feast of St. Frances of Rome, an Italian wife and mother who lived in the late 14th and early 15th century.  At a young age Frances decided she wanted to become a nun, however, her wealthy father objected. It was arranged for her to marry a young nobleman fromContinue reading “St. Frances of Rome”