Special Blessing for a child

Heavenly Father, bless this precious, beloved child of Yours. Fill his mind, body, spirit and soul with so much of Your Divine Love that it flows like a river of Life through his thoughts, through his words, through his choices, through his talents, and through his faithful presence in the lives of others, ever more […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]

A busy mom’s prayer

Lord, You know I love my children more than anything on this earth. I want to give them the very best that life has to offer, but I find that I’m constantly pulled beyond my limits. Between their needs and all of my other responsibilities, I really need Your help. Be my eyes, when they are […]

Joy on the faith journey

“Joy is the net, which catches souls.” – Saint Teresa of Calcutta Have you ever picked up a children’s book of Catholic saints and seen Saint Sebastian gazing upward toward heaven aglow with eyes of love, then been a little horrified to see he had bloody arrows in his chest portraying his martyrdom? Did you panic a […]

God bless those whose hearts are set on a child they haven't met

Prayer for the adoption process

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west… Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth.” – Isaiah 43:5-6 God bless families, who are longing to bring their child home through the process of adoption. […]