The Miracle of the Mass


Earlier this month I had the joy of witnessing 25 second grade students receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist for the first time. After a year of eagerly preparing for the Sacrament in prayer and study both at home and school, it was an absolutely beautiful moment. Our entire year of religion class culminates in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Throughout the year we follow the story of God’s people from Adam and Eve’s original sin to the long period of waiting for a savior. We learn about Mary’s “yes” to God leading up to Jesus' birth, life, and ministry. [...]

The Miracle of the Mass2023-05-22T16:27:14-04:00

Setting Our Minds on What’s Above: The Sacrament of Penance


17 To the man he said: Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, You shall not eat from it,Cursed is the ground because of you!    In toil you shall eat its yield    all the days of your life.18 Thorns and thistles it shall bear for you,    and you shall eat the grass of the field.19 By the sweat of your brow    you shall eat bread,Until you return to the ground,    from which you were taken;For you are dust,    and to dust you shall return.GENESIS 3: 17-19 I read this chapter of Genesis recently, fittingly on Ash Wednesday, and [...]

Setting Our Minds on What’s Above: The Sacrament of Penance2023-03-21T11:29:16-04:00



At the beginning of my freshman year of college at Bridgewater State University, I went on a field trip to a local artists’ studio for my art history class. Her studio was filled wall to wall with religious art, mostly depictions of Our Lady holding Our Lord close to her heart.  One of my classmates asked her, “Are you Catholic?”  “Not at all!” the artist remarked. “But there is something that draws me as a mother myself to the depictions of the Madonna and Child. And Confession! I love the idea of being able to get rid of something…”  This interaction [...]

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