Saint Colette de Corbie, Virgin

March 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Colette de Corbie.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Colette was born Nicolette Boellet, but called Colette, her parents were well-advanced in age. Her father (Robert Boellet), known throughout the region of France, was a well-known carpenter, having constructed monasteries and abbeys in the region. Her mother, (Marguerite … Read more

Saint Piran, Abbot

March 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Piran.  Ora pro nobis. Piran spent his younger days in South Wales, where he founded a church in Caer-Teim (Cardiff). He probably received his religious schooling at the monastery of St. Cadog in Llancarfon where he would have met St. Finnian. Piran’s mother being of Irish … Read more

Saint John Joseph of the Cross, Confessor, Priest

March 5 Today is the feast day of Saint John Joseph of the Cross.  Ora pro nobis. Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the feast of the Assumption in 1654, on the island of Ischia in the kingdom of Naples. From his childhood he was a model of virtue.  (7) At age 16 … Read more

First Sunday in Lent

Today is the First Sunday in Lent. Lent (the word “Lent” comes from the Old English “lencten,” meaning “springtime) lasts from Ash Wednesday to the Vespers of Holy Saturday — forty days + six Sundays which don’t count as “Lent” liturgically. The Latin name for Lent, Quadragesima, means forty and refers to the forty days … Read more

Saint Casimir, Confessor

March 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Casimir. Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   The Church presents for our imitation an illustrious example of virtue and sanctity in St. Casimir. He was of royal blood, born in the year 1458 at Cracow, the capital of Poland. His father was … Read more

Saint Cunegundes, Virgin, Empress

March 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Cunegundes, Ora pro nobis. St. Cunegundes, virgin, was Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Saint Cunegundes was the daughter of Sigefried, the first Count of Luxemburg, and Hadeswige, his pious wife. From her cradle her virtuous parents instilled into their daughter the most tender sentiments of … Read more

The ABC’s of Catholic Economics

  By William Schulz Are Catholics supposed to be Socialists? Capitalists? Believe it or not, the Catholic Church has its own perspective on the ‘dismal science’ of Economics – one that most Catholics have never heard of. It’s called ‘Distributism’ and it’s all about common sense. Now, before your eyes glaze over, here’s how it … Read more

Nurse with a Purse

A Short Story Possibly the most frustrating thing about being an older sister is the difficulty you encounter in imparting your wisdom to your younger siblings. Particularly sisters. Particularly MY sister, in this case. Maybe it’s because she’s so much younger than me, and my half-sister. That is, like so many people these days, we … Read more

Meet the Catholic Homeschooling Divas

Homeschooling Before It Was Cool Styled by Monica Gordon &  Rosemary Bajanov     Hair & Makeup by Cathy Ohannessian Who are these glamorous ladies? Definitely not a case of ‘all looks and no brains’. Dorothy Gill, 55, has a BS in Biology and Mary Jo Harrison, 60, has a degree in Philosophy. Both women have four … Read more

Saint Chad, Bishop

March 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Chad. Ora pro nobis. Saint Chad (Ceadda) was one of four brothers who were monks and priests.  Chad was trained in the Celtic tradition by St Aidan of Lindisfarne. He ministered in many places to the Anglo-Saxon Church and eventually set up the episcopal see of … Read more

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