You Say it Best…By Saying Nothing

This month, though it is a month of gratitude, I have struggled with the vice of envy. This is something I struggle with daily, actually. But I was really trying to focus on gratitude this month, especially reading all of the “30 Days of Gratitude” posts on facebook. Uh…yea, I didn’t do it that way […]

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: Part Five of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

I have not always known St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. But since last November, I cannot stop my inquiring mind.  As a woman, of course she speaks to my feminine heart.  I am most attracted to something very different:  she was a phenomenologist!  For some of you, that means nothing, and that’s okay.  It […]

Reading, Writing and Rithmetic…Educational Decisions for the Children

This weekend, I had the opportunity to assist at a Confirmation Retreat for our church parish.  “Great,” I thought, “I get to spend the weekend with a bunch of kids who could care less about the faith.”  NOT my best attitude moment, for sure.  I am so thankful that the Lord opened my heart to […]

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Part Four of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first saint I was ever introduced to personally.  Shocking?  Not when you consider the circumstances…our first daughter’s baptism – Elizabeth Ann Wallace.  The priest, Fr. Dan, who happened to share a birthday with our baby girl, introduced Elizabeth to the parish as named after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  From […]

Collard Greens and Homemade Pie: Working with Your Husband

Growing up, I witnessed my mother and father owning and operating a hardware store in a small Cajun town.  It could have been any where in a small town in America.  Growing up this way, my siblings and I learned the value of a full days work.  We developed work ethics at a very early […]

Blessed Zelie Martin: Part Three of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

    Blessed Zelie Martin, mother of St. Therese of Liseux, was one holy woman!  In fact, before she married Blessed Louis Martin, Zelie was discerning the religious life.  When the Martin’s met, they married 3 months later.     Date of Birth:  December 23, 1831 Date of Death:  August 28, 1877 Beatification:  October 19, […]

Compassion is a Virtue…So is Mercy: Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Workplace

The Gospel of Luke gives us a clear definition of who our neighbor is, and how we are called to love our neighbor, illustrated by Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan.  What a great reminder that our Lord calls us to the path of love through the virtue of compassion and of mercy. Throughout the […]

Blessed Mother Teresa: Part Two of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

How do you begin a blog post about a woman who you followed as a child change the world? How do you describe the love you saw both in person and on the TV? How do you explain the feelings of despair, yet happiness for her when the announcement of her death stunned your ears? […]

Leaving On a Jet Plane…When Momma Travels for Work

Like St. Gianna, many of us who work outside of the home occasionally have to travel for work for periods of time. Though this is a time that can be hectic, sad, and stressful, there are some things we can do as Working Catholic moms to help travel periods be less stressful, and keep us […]

St. Gianna Beretta Molla: Part One of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

St. Gianna Beretta Molla is the perfect Saint to kick-start the summer saints series for working Catholic moms. First of all, St. Gianna was a devoted wife and mother to four children. Secondly, St. Gianna is a modern day Saint, living during a time we can all remember or refer to quickly in the history […]

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