Weddings, Lent and Obedience

I went to the church office a few days ahead of our wedding day to drop off our marriage license. The receptionist’s eyes widened as she took me by the shoulders and asked, “Have you seen the church yet?” ************ We got married 3 years ago on the Solemnity of St. Joseph. We didn’t want…

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Lent: Making Room

One year when I was a kid, my mom gave my brother and I a heads up that Lent was around the corner. She was very surprised and a little worried when we were both super excited that the season was coming up soon. Living in south Louisiana, Lent coincided with crawfish season, and every…

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Women Need Men Need Women

When I first saw the phrase “toxic masculinity”, I was struck that a phrase so ridiculously oxymoronic would not be universally panned as soon as it made headlines. And then once I remembered the times we live in, I suppose I should only be surprised we did not arrive here sooner. The only thing toxic…

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Love Them Both

As the nation’s capital is flooded with hundreds of thousands from all over the country to march and proclaim the value of life, I am settled at home with my two little ones, able to reflect very tangibly on the wonder and beauty of life. Motherhood allowed me to experience being pro-life in a much…

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Pray Like You’re Married

Living your vocation means living the life that God had planned for you, and over the course of your life, that could be any number of things. Vocations (vocare: Latin, to call) can exist for a season or for your whole life. What we find in these callings should be the tangible reality of the…

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Preparing for My Little Prince

Several years ago, a friend recommended that I read a children’s book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery called The Little Prince. “It is surprisingly deep,” she said. “I promise you’ll really enjoy it!” Figuring that a children’s book at worst wouldn’t take much of my time if it was a bust, I gave it a…

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