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Sanctifying Rest: Planning a Holy Vacation

Sanctifying Rest: Planning a Holy Vacation Summertime and vacations are nearly synonymous. Many families plan trips around common interests, location or themes. When our family plans a vacation, we found that centering it around our faith has had a wonderful impact on us all. Growing up Catholic meant we had the freedom to explore historical … Continued

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Sexual Healing in Light of the Resurrection

Sexual Healing in Light of the Resurrection Christos Anesti! (Christ is Risen!) The beauty of Easter rightly fills us with the hope that one day we will leave this world of sin and suffering, enter into the glory of heaven where we will experience the fullness of God’s presence, and be reunited with our loved … Continued

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Life Giving Love

Life Giving Love ~ Overcoming Woundedness How Woundedness Affects Our Relationships We all come from a family.  Within our family of origin, our faith, opinions, needs, character, the way we argue and the way we show love, are formed for our future family.  Sometimes we may question why God chose this particular family for each … Continued

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Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given

Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given Yesterday a dear friend’s husband passed from this life. On Christmas Eve, just over a month ago, my best friend’s husband died suddenly. Just four months ago my dad passed away. The fragility of life has my attention. There are seasons in … Continued

Witness to Love - Culture of Home

The Culture of Home

The Culture of Home In 2020 due to the unprecedented world wide events, many of us were forced to quarantine in our homes. Since then many people have adapted to a new lifestyle of either working from home, going to school from home, eating more homemade meals, or simply spending more time at home with … Continued

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Feeling Loved in Marriage

Feeling Loved in Marriage   Love is Not a Feeling… Or is It? We often hear in Catholic circles that “Love is a choice, not a feeling,” “Love is an act of the will,” and that “To love is to will the good of the other.” And while these popular definitions certainly are true, they … Continued

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The Relational Mission of Small Groups

The Relational Mission of Small Groups “God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.”  ~St. Irenaeus of Lyons   What is Discipleship?  A disciple is defined as a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the … Continued

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God in the Center

Why a Relationship With God is Essential to a Healthy Marriage The first years of marriage can be wonderful and exciting, and at the same time turbulent and disorienting. You’ve probably heard a thousand times how important it is to keep God in the center of your marriage and here’s why. Your Spouse is Not … Continued

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Wedding Gifts

An Inspired Wedding Gift List for Catholic Couples What is in a gift? A gift given and received at a wedding can sustain us in different ways and make a lasting impact. Intentional giving shows others by word and action, your heart and intentions for them. Whether that is through a handwritten note or a … Continued