Articles Tagged ‘vocations’

How to be a crazy (for Christ) Catholic

Do you make the Sign of the Cross and bow your head in prayer before eating at a restaurant? On Ash Wednesday do you walk into work after lunch with an ashy smudge on your forehead? When asked by your colleagues what you did on the weekend do you say you went to Mass? Do you speak out in defence of the Catholic Church? Have you ever held up a sign that said "Abortion is Murder" on a busy street ... (Continue reading)

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Helping our children discern their vocation

When I grow up

"When I grow up, I'm going to be a priest and a policeman." "I want to be a nun who rides horses and sings. Can a nun have babies?" "Mummy, when I grow up I'm going to marry you." I smile as I remember these statements made by some of my children when they were very young. As the mom of eight children, I have been listening to my children's future plans for many years and it's interesting to observe how their plans ... (Continue reading)

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Mary and Spiritual Motherhood

January 1 was the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, a sort of liturgical Mother’s Day, as we highlighted one of Mary’s many titles: Mother. It’s seems quite appropriate to celebrate Mary’s motherhood as eight days ago we commemorated Christ’s birth, his entrance into the world of men; Mary, the virgin from Nazareth, who bore the Son of God into the world of men must now parent this child to the best of her abilities. She who might never have ... (Continue reading)

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