God shows His love for us in the Eucharist. Receiving Jesus' body and blood in Holy Communion, is one of the best ways we can unite ourselves with Christ. Image of a drawing of Jesus at the Last Supper with some of His Apostles.
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In the Eucharist, God Shows His Love for Us

God shows His love for us in the Eucharist. God loves us so much that He wants to be in communion with us. He wants for us to be united to Him, as He unites Himself to us. He wants to be a part of our lives. Receiving Jesus' body and blood in Holy Communion is… Continue reading In the Eucharist, God Shows His Love for Us

No matter how grief affects us or how we deal with it, it is important not to leave God out of our lives while we go through a period of grief. Know that grief may come and go. Image of a woman looking down, holding her face with her elbows on her knees.
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Dealing with Grief

Dealing with grief is not easy. There is no one size fits all method to use to deal with it. Grief affects each of us differently and we each deal with grief differently. No matter how grief affects us or how we deal with it, it is important not to leave God out of our… Continue reading Dealing with Grief

To be pro-life means to be for life, to value and protect life from conception to natural death. All life is precious. How can I live a more pro-life life? Image of the back of a hoodie sweatshirt that says 100% Pro-Life and lists preborn babies, senior citizens, and people of all abilities.
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I am Pro-Life: My Thoughts After a Pro-Life Walk

As people of faith, we know that we are called to be pro-life. Our thoughts usually go first to abortion, but to be pro-life means to be for life, to value and protect life from conception to natural death. All life is precious. All life needs to be protected, to be nurtured, and to be… Continue reading I am Pro-Life: My Thoughts After a Pro-Life Walk

Do you want to start a family Rosary group? just follow these four simple steps. It is a fun and meaningful way for your family to pray the Rosary together. Image of two sets of hands together holding a Rosary.
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4 Simple Steps to Start a Family Rosary Group

When you hear the word Rosary, what image comes to your mind? Do you think first of an older lady wearing a veil kneeling in church while praying her Rosary, or do you picture kids sitting on the floor together, squirming around as several families have gathered to pray the Rosary together? The second picture… Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Start a Family Rosary Group

It can be challenging to live as God wants me to live on a daily basis. How do I know how God wants me to live each day? Ephesians, St. Paul tells us. Image of woman holding a Rosary and praying at church.
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Live as God Wants Me to Live

It can be challenging to live as God wants me to live on a daily basis. How do I know how God wants me to live each day? How do I know if I am following Him as I should, living my life in the way He wants for me to live it? I have… Continue reading Live as God Wants Me to Live

The saints are our friends. More than our friends, they are our family in Christ. We can ask them to pray for us. Image of a stained glass window of John the Baptist.
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The Saints are our Friends in Christ

Do you have a friend in Heaven? One that is always there for you who you can call on at any time and KNOW he or she will listen to you, pray for you, and come to your aid? The saints are our friends. More than our friends, they are our family in Christ. As… Continue reading The Saints are our Friends in Christ

Celebrating Advent can be quite simple: we can chose to limit the secular focus of Christmas and spend some time spiritually preparing our hearts for Jesus. One way to do this is to set up a nativity scene. Image of a nativity scene. Celebrating Advent title on top and Blessed Catholic Mom logo on bottom.
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Celebrating Advent

"Are you ready for Christmas?" How do you respond when you hear that question? "I am so far behind. I have so many things to do!" Or, "Not yet! We are still in the Advent season. I am still preparing." I think the question boils down to: are we getting ourselves ready for Christmas, or are… Continue reading Celebrating Advent

Learning how to pray in the way of Lectio Divina is not difficult. Here are the five simple steps to get you started. Image of a an open Bible with a hand about to turn the page. A lit candle in the background.
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Learning How to Pray: Lectio Divina

I remember when I read the term Lectio Divina a few years ago. I am sure that I had heard about it before that point in my life, but I had not learned how to pray in this way in order to use the technique in my own prayer life. The book where I learned… Continue reading Learning How to Pray: Lectio Divina

God places dreams in our hearts that are uniquely suited to us. We do not have to fear them. Dream big and work every day to make those dreams a reality. Image of a giant woman sitting by a town reading her Bible.
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Dream Big and Take Action

Do you feel like you have lost your ability to dream, that the reality of life has crowded out the dreams you once had? Now that you are an adult, it is time to be realistic, right? We do need to be realistic. The reality is that if I do not pursue my dreams now, when… Continue reading Dream Big and Take Action

Am I trying now to be a saint? There are many different roads I can take, but I chose the one to be a saint. I can fully rely on God to help me. Image of a graphic of arrows pointing in different directions. They are labeled: the world, be a saint, focus on myself, wasted time, and away from God. Image from Lightstock, but text added.
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I Want to be a Saint

I feel like I should mention this-I am just a regular person wanting to live my life for God and to follow Him. I am not trained in counseling about our faith. My reflections here and elsewhere on my blog are my personal reflections about my faith life. I hope they inspire you to dive… Continue reading I Want to be a Saint