Mary and Marian Devotion

Thoughts on the Visitation: Who Brings Jesus to You?

The following is my column scheduled today at Patheos, so all the links bring you back there. I’m sharing it in entirety here because of its Marian subject matter for the last day of May. Totus Tuus! During my stay-at-home years with our young family, my husband’s job kept him out of the house and…

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A review of: Real Men Pray the Rosary — A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer

Just as it is helpful for women to talk to women now and again regarding the spiritual life, the same holds true for men! David N. Calvillo’s book, Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, is a forthright conversation with men (and us women who sneak a peek) about his…

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Among Women Podcast 148: “Coming Home” While on Pilgrimage

This week the Among Women podcast welcomes Joanne Mc Portland, the blogger at Egregious Twaddle at Patheos. Joanne describes her most recent pilgrimage to the Marian shrines of Portugal, Spain, and France in a fascinating series of blog posts.   Together we talk about the importance of the integration of faith and life, the gift…

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“Mary’s Got This”… my newest favorite phrase and my most recent piece at Catholic Mom

I’m happy to be over at Catholic Mom today with a little missive about my love for Mary and my little prompt that boosts my confidence in Mary’s intercession… “Mary’s got this.” Here’s an excerpt: Worrying is something I’m very good at, but it is not useful or healthy for me. When my courage and…

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This makes me think… about a woman’s tears.

Christ promises that in heaven all tears will be dried, and Kierkegaard comments about the sad condition of those who have never shed a tear. We should cry over the daily offenses to God, cry over our sins, cry over the ingratitude of man. the most holy of all women, Mary, is called the mater…

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Happy Birthday Mary!

How do you say “happy birthday” to a saint? How do you thank them for their years of guidance and love and intercession? How do you show your gratitude for their inspiration, and all the sacrifices that they made in their lives unto God and other people — known only to God Himself — but…

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