St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena

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

Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

When I read St Paul VI's (I love writing Saint before his name) encyclical Humanae Vitae last year, the section on "What Love Is ..." startled me. As I read his descriptors of what love is, especially what sexual and marital love is, I immediately drew the connection to St. John Paul II's lecture series … Continue reading Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

Be Satisfied With Me

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

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please. check out my latest blog post published on Catholic Match Institute's Blog. I'm hoping this article helps provide a Catholic perspective on relationships, marriage, and high risk pregnancy. Please, enter into a very personal and important topic that has touched my life and many other women. May God bless and keep you all! Real … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

The Space Between

As a child, I couldn't have imagined the complexities and complications of my twenty-seven years of earthly existence. I had a very active and developed imagination too! As the Jesuits would say, "Life is a Journey." After eight plus years of Jesuit education, you master the reflective, meditative tone while reminescing on the journey of … Continue reading The Space Between

“And, I pray thee now, tell me, for which of my bad parts did thou first fall in love with me?”

This exerpt comes from Much Ado About Nothing, Act VI, Scene II which means more than a witty Shakespearean comedy but a former dramatic production I participated in as a high school sophomore. The dialogue is an exerpt from the humorous and witty banter between eventual lovers Senor Benedict and Lady Beatrice. Unlikely yet likely … Continue reading “And, I pray thee now, tell me, for which of my bad parts did thou first fall in love with me?”

Catholic Romance Stories . . . Christmas

Our First Christmas Gift Exchange: Twas the Night of New Years and all through the house three creatures were stirring including the cat. The tree gleamed bright and cast whimsical colors and shapes on the walls and the windows. With my family snug in their beds an earshot away, only he and I remained in … Continue reading Catholic Romance Stories . . . Christmas