Face-to-Face with the Reality of Advent

Face-to-Face with the Reality of Advent

He stood there, transfixed, his head titled back, looking up. He was right in front of the altar, his trucks and tractors forgotten behind him. “Mommy, what happened to him? Who hurt him?” he said, finally turning to look at me. “That’s Jesus,” I said. “He died on the...

When Advent Goes Awry

This year, my Advent was going to be perfect.  I was prepared this year.  I was determined.  I was not going to let the hustle and bustle of the season frustrate me.  I was going to ignore the opulence of spending that makes me nauseous and focus my family on the true...

Tis the Season

Tis the season. Everyone’s out shopping for that special something for everyone on their list. We are all busy, running around like worker bees, catching ourselves coming and going. There are Christmas programs and holiday recitals and parties and gatherings and a...

St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Every year my whole family prepares for Christmas with this special St. Andrew Christmas Novena. Different from the usual novena, the below prayer is prayed 15 times a day starting on the Feast of St. Andrew, November 30th (TODAY!) and concludes on Christmas. You can...

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