Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

Each year, I attend the Chrism mass at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.  It is at this mass during Holy Week that the archbishop blesses the oils which will be used in the parishes throughout the archdiocese in … Continue reading

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You’re Beautiful

I came across this song from Mercy Me when looking for music videos for my religion students.  It really touched my heart, and it’s catchy!!  I hope that you enjoy the song and really pay attention to the lyrics.  “You … Continue reading

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Sweet Sunday in Mandeville, Louisiana

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To Mantilla or Not to Mantilla?…That is the Question!

I have noticed a slow resurgence of the mantilla/chapel veil in Catholic churches here in my city. I remember, as a young girl in the early 1970’s having to wear a small, round lace kerchief to mass on Sundays. At … Continue reading

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God Speaks

Did I get your attention?  It is my firm belief that God communicates with His people just like He did with the Israelites in the Old Testament.  Sometimes it’s a voice inside; sometimes it’s something that another person says to … Continue reading

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Is it Friday Yet?

Dana: ” Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.”  Psalm 102: 1-3 … Continue reading

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Encouraging Religious Vocations in Children

There are many things that parents can do to develop an attitude of “vocation” in their children.  First of all, instead of asking the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” ask “How do you … Continue reading

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Sneaky Little Squirrel

The pastor at our school gave us an unexpected surprise recently – a day off from work and school.  Today was that glorious day!  As all working parents know, it is often so difficult to fit in all that needs … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Blessed Day!

The sun is shining; the birds are chirping; there is a glorious breeze… and I received Jesus into my body this morning.  You can’t get any closer to heaven than that- at least while in exile here on earth.  What … Continue reading

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It Can Happen in Any Family

April is “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”  I think that every month of the year should be child abuse prevention month!  I’d like to raise awareness regarding childhood sexual abuse.  Because there often are no physical indications that a child had … Continue reading

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