Recently a close friend of mine shared an experience she participated in at a Young Adult event. Both men and women shared their dating and marriage "types." My friend, after sharing her type, felt miserable and shallow. Why? Many times when we share our types we rarely include qualities of substance and real, lasting attraction: … Continue reading Courageous Love: Loving a Person & Not An Idea
My family and I went through the process of the Sacred Heart Enthronement and formal Consecration back in the 1990's when I was a little kid growing up in the Midwest. I remember, at the time, the consecration process was a bit arduous for our family. For nine months, we attended First Friday Mass at … Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Jesus Enthronement
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion From 1673-1675, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque at her Visitation convent in Paray-le-Monial, France. Christ’s heart (his flesh) represents and recalls His immense human and divine love for us. Jesus communicated prayers and guidelines for the devotion and requested reparation for sins. For example, many Catholics witness … Continue reading The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion
Keep Alive the Spirit of Christmas & the Light of Christ All Throughout the Christmas Season & New Year! THE MAGNIFICAT My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: … Continue reading Christmas Is Coming!
A medieval tradition, the St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena beings on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and continues all four weeks of Advent ending on Christmas Day. This novena helps prepare us for the Birth of Our Lord. Tradition states that women used to pray this novena for a good … Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena
November begins with two important Church Feasts: The Solemnity of All Saints & All Souls. Within the month of November, we strive to remember the souls of the faithful departed and the holy souls in Purgatory. Our souls on Earth, the Saintly Souls in Heaven, and the Holy Souls in Purgatory are all connected within … Continue reading Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Blessed & Merry Christmas! May the light of the Christ Child shine in your life today and always! Thank you for your support of Chronically Catholic Blog! You are all in my prayers this Christmas Season. God Bless, Hannah
Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe or Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or the Virgen de Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas & the Unborn! Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego: “Know my son, my much beloved, that I am the ever Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God who is the Author of life, the Creator … Continue reading Monthly Devotion: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!
Feeling distracted and overwhelmed this Advent Season? Loosing sight of the reason for the season? Christmas blues? -A Poem Attributed to St. Anthony of Padua- Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, To have a deep soul relationship with another, To be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But to a Christian, God says, “No, not … Continue reading Be Satisfied With Me
Born: Cher, France, July 18, 1880 Died: Carmel at Dijon France, November 9, 1906 Feast Day: November 8th Patron Saint of: Sick Persons, Loss of parents, Against Illness The eldest child of two girls, Elizabeth Catez was born and baptized on a military base in France to her parents- a self-made decorated military officer Jospeh … Continue reading Saint of the Month: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, Patron of Sick Persons