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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

“But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19), reflects Mary’s heart as Our Lady of Mount Carmel....

She Who Grieves

Mary is a woman who has known grief. Certainly as a mother, her own child was killed. But also just as a woman.

Prayer Power

May 13th is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  I started reading everything that I could find on apparitions or visions of the Blessed...

Josephine Bakhita: A Saint for Today

We named our second daughter Josephina Clare, after many strong women: St. Clare of Assisi, Jo from Little Women, my beloved Aunt Debbie...

The Fire Burning

In late September of 2023, I moved to a particular neighborhood of Detroit called Corktown. The oldest neighborhood in the city of...

Light in the Darkness

The stories of Saint Lucy paint a picture of a young girl with unwavering faith and devotion. In Sicily at the time of Emperor...

Caught in the Ethereal

The vibrant colors and varied faces of a Diego Rivera mural provided the background to the story of Saint Juan Digeo and Our Lady of...

How Can This Be?

Like many Catholic women, my relationship with Mary has had its ups and downs. Growing up, women are so often told to idolize Mary and...

A Transparent Saint

If your family was anything like mine, St. Nicholas Day was a big deal. We left our shoes out on the eve of his feast day, we would...

Black Elk: The Enrichment of the Church

A proud Lakota, a beloved teacher of Native American traditions, a second cousin to Crazy Horse, a member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s...

Patroness of Parties

If there was a patron saint of partying, St. Margaret of Scotland should be it. As Queen of Scotland, she used her court and influence to...

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Bold, compassionate, and indomitable. This is how I would describe Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American citizen made a saint...

Changed, Not Ended

When my Dad died almost three years ago in January 2021, there were many moments of comfort: the meals people made for my mom as she...

All Saints’ Day: Befriending the Saints

Not being raised Catholic, my understanding of saints was murky at best. I knew they were people whose lives honored God, whose faith...

St. Teresa of Avila: A Spiritual Companion

So much has been said about St. Teresa of Avila. As one of four female Doctors of the Church, Teresa has been a source of inspiration for...

Faithfulness not Success

As a little girl, I was a bit of an odd child. I had a slight fascination with Mother Teresa. One of my earliest memories of playing at...

Celebrating Saint Clare’s Individuality

I came to know of Saint Clare of Assisi through Saint Francis. I have always been drawn to nature, the call of simple living resonates,...

Adorning the Sanctuaries of our Savior

For the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore As released white rose petals melt from on high, More than our eyes look up to the sky. Needs...

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