Category: Virtues

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The Joyful Mysteries and the Veil

I first began practicing the optional devotion of wearing a veil seven years ago. The post, Lifting the Veil, explains the decision making process. Initially, my adult daughter and I both felt the call and chose to begin on Mother’s Day of that year. One of my more recent posts is entitled Veiling Revisited – Is It Mandatory?. There I...

modesty

Modesty and Shades of Gray

Vastly differing opinions come to mind as we contemplate modesty and the proper way to dress. While there are no shades of gray when in comes to morality, there is certainly some flexibility when seeking the moral course in modesty. Some room for diversity in how clothing appears remains. In seeking this middle ground, I think of something my mother...

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Pro-Life Exceptions
What They Say About Us

Is your love conditional? As a parent, do you love one child more than the other, based on some perceived value? Who determines the right to life? Should there be pro-life exceptions? These questions may appear simple on the surface but what does the world tell us? When it comes to the unborn, how does your pro-life walk measure up...

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Blessing Others With A Smile
And Random Acts Of Kindness

I recently read an article about parenting and it really resonated with me. The suggestion I took to heart was to look at your children and say ‘I love you’ with your eyes. Here was definitely a concept worth trying – and it was like magic! Those little eyes staring back at me said, “I love you” right back. The...

Catholic Women Veiling 101
Explaining The Devotion To Children

  The devotion of Catholic women veiling is seeing a definite upswing throughout the country. This is evidenced by first time sales by veiling companies as well as the rapid growth of veiling groups in social media. One such group to which I belong, has seen its numbers grow to almost 2,500 actively participating members. Lively discussions, education, and camaraderie...

mother's day

Happy Mother’s Day, I Miss You!

Mother’s Day is a time of great joy for many. It is a time for mothers to cherish motherhood and for children to remember their mothers. It is a time when fathers honor the mother of their children and when we all honor our grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and woman friends. It is also a time of sadness for some –...

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Mother: The Key Is Love

Happy Mother’s Day!  Depending on your station in life, these words may bring joy, tears, anger, loss, warmth, anguish, or myriad other emotions. The response is not only dependent on what was experienced but also on the manner with which it was dealt. Whether the mother of one or many, mother via adoption, or a woman with no child at...

prayer

Unanswered Prayer: A Gift From God

Prayer often finds us requesting favors from God – our wants, needs, and desires. As a good Father, however, God often denies our requested gifts. He knows what we need. With the virtues of Faith, Wisdom, and Fortitude we will find that Our Father God really does know best. Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best gift of all.