fears

The Gift I Want to Give Back

"The First Eucharist" by Juan de Juanes

I’m a dry-eyed gal most of the time, and I have always prided myself on that trait. Then I started going to Mass. I certainly didn’t mean to turn into a blubbering mess.  At the time, I was a tough know-it-all college graduate, and I was only there because this good-looking Prince Charming of mine insisted that he had to […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest

“Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.” (St. […]

The Gift I Want to Give Back

Daily Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel at St. Peter Chanel, Roswell, Georgia

I’m a dry-eyed gal most of the time, and I have always prided myself on that trait. Then I started going to Mass. I certainly didn’t mean to turn into a blubbering mess.  At the time, I was a tough know-it-all college graduate, and I was only there because this good-looking Prince Charming of mine insisted that he had to […]

Along the Journey Home

Communion of Saints

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the front porch sipping my coffee and watching the children play in the yard when the delicately sweet, clean scent of a nearby gardenia bush drifted by.  I was suddenly taken back to the days I spent as a child 70 miles east of Dallas in the small town of Winnsboro, TX. […]