Category: Devotions

rosary, lent

Lent: Sometimes the Rosary is All You Need

By now, many of us are fully immersed in Lent and all the plans we have made to live it to the fullest. Some hardy souls have kept up with all or most of their prayers, sacrifices, and charitable acts. Others have fallen a bit, but continue to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and regain the momentum they seek...

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Devotion: Lifting the Veil Onto My Head

The devotion of wearing a veil should indicate an inner holiness and submission to the will of God. If the resolve is to be taken seriously, if the Lord is to recognize our gift of self, our actions must speak fully and without reservation. Otherwise we are no more than the clanging gong of self congratulatory vanity.


Why Fix Your Hair, If You’re Wearing a Veil?

We cannot veil what is inside our hearts and souls. Wearing a chapel veil is no excuse not to fix your hair. In the same way, hiding what is inside our hearts and souls cannot be hidden from God, Who sees all.


Crucifix or Cross? Why the Difference Matters

The use of the crucifix or cross is one of the most easily noticed differences between Catholics and Protestants. We Catholics prefer to see the corpus, a representation of the crucified Lord, on our crosses. This reminds us of many aspects of our faith. Among these is the painful realization of what He did for us and our invitation to...


Wearing a Veil: Don’t Judge the Motive

Assigning a motive for religious practices sometimes leads to unfortunate misconception and false judgement. This unfortunate error often affects women who practice the devotion of wearing a veil while in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. With a bit of tolerance and thought, these negative assumptions can easily be dispelled. Hopefully the examples below, followed by the actual...