trials

Daily Reflection — You Are Never Alone

"Christ on the Cross" (detail) by Velazquez

Do you sometimes feel all alone, overwhelmed by life’s challenges, sufferings and injustice? The truth is that you are never alone. Our Lord is always with you. Some may find that difficult to accept, but it is true nonetheless. He told us himself that his yoke is easy and his burden is light (see Matthew 11:30). Christ crucified is God’s […]

Encountering the Word — Habakkuk 3:17-18

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18) Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“I find that trials help very much in detaching us from this earth. They make us look higher than this world.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) Print this entry

I Went to School for Years! Now I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom…?

Mother and Child

The other day I was reflecting on a common frustration among stay-at-home moms—the seemingly “wasted” years of higher education that apparently get tossed aside when children enter the picture. Admittedly, I had moments leading up to the birth of my son when I felt that way. “I kicked my butt in undergrad and graduate school, just so I could change […]

Grandma’s Ice Cream

Grandma didn’t always make chicken and rice casserole without the chicken. And she didn’t always ask mom three times if she wanted to save or throw out the leftover peas. But these moments became the ones seared in my memory in the years after she’d gone. Though watching her sporadic mental hiccups in her final years seemed more funny than […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church

St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church

“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials. ” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons […]