St. Anthony’s Brief

Ecce Crucem Domini Fugite partes adversae,  Vici Leo do Tribe Juda, Radix David, Alleluia This is one of my favorite prayers.  I say it multiple times a day.  In fact, I just went around my home spraying Epiphany water while saying this prayer.  A wonderful priest introduced our family to …

Prayer for Taking Down Christmas Decorations & Candlemas

Traditionally, as Catholics, we celebrate Christmas from Christmas day,…meaning midnight, hence Midnight Mass…until February 2, Candlemas, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you are around my age, your parents celebrated Christmas this way as an essential part of their lives.  I remember my grandmother, every year around Thanksgiving …

Sign of Hope~Eucharistic Congress Procession

A friend just returned from his trip to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines.  I had never heard of this before he told me he was going to it.  The photo above is of the Eucharistic procession from the Cebu Capitol building to Plaza Independencia.  This took place …

How to Watch YouTube in Safety Mode

You know the drill. You sit down with your kids to watch a funny YouTube video and WHAM…something completely unrelated and inappropriate pops up in the sidebar. You hurry to cover the screen, but it’s too late.  Your little ones eyes have already taken it all in.   Then there are …

Not Swell

I was at the store this evening and passed by this beverage. I had to take a double take, then shook my head as I walked away. Then I went back and took a picture of it.

Santa Lucia

Saint Lucy   December 13, 304 Tradition tells us that Saint Lucy was born of noble, wealthy, Christian parents in Syracuse, Italy. Lucy had few memories of her father, for he died when Lucy was an infant. As a young girl, Lucy took a secret vow to consecrate her virginity …