Being turned away at another church taught me the value of the sacrament of reconciliation in my own.
As a mother, I teach my children about the resurrection. And also – my daughter teaches me.
Palm crosses are an outward and visible sign of the triumph of sacrifice and love.
Spending Holy Week with my young children has been an unexpected blessing. Our traditions help us grow together as Christians.
The church calendar has no time for frenetic, harried mindlessness. (Which is a shame, because I’d be great at that.)
My daughter tried to make a deal with God – not the point of prayer. But so did the Psalmist.
When modern people think about prayer, often we wonder “does prayer work?” But that question rests on false assumptions. Real prayer works – on us.
Before my mom died, I faced Lent with a kind of calculated resolve. Now the season opens up differently for me, into a sort of invitation.
A roundup of ideas and resources to help you and your family go the distance this Lent.
Persecution, betrayal, torture and agonizing death don’t make for contented bedtime stories or heart-warming conversation around the dinner table. How do we help little ones understand Lent?