Friday, February 22, 2013

Warning: I'm fasting today

Maybe it’s because of my doleful given name, but over the years Lent has become one of my favorite seasons.  I have been reading daily mediation from “The Liturgical Year” by Dom Prosper Gueranger to keep me on track this year. So with that being said here’s a little what I’ve read so far:  Holy Mother Church (in her apostolic succession authority) reminds us of the forty days and forty nights of the old testament deluge, the Hebrew people in punishment for their ingratitude in the dessert before they could enter the promised Land, the when God told Ezechiel to lie forty days on his right side as a figure of the siege which was to bring upon destruction in Jerusalem.  It was thus for God chose 40 days for his Son to fast in the dessert.  The act of fasting is pleasing to God and helps purify our souls by denial of the flesh and makes us strong – so that we are worthy to sing the Alleluia once we conquer our enemies: the devil, the flesh and the world! Blessed Lent, everyone! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Happy feast of Bl. Jose del Rio who was martyred in Mexico at the age of 14 on this day in 1928. 

Just wanted to let you know about a giveaway going on at Catholic Cuisine!  Comment before the 16th of February, and this apron could be yours!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

March for Life 2013

Here's a short video of one of my favorite experiences of this year's March for Life.


This video makes me so happy.  Great for those days when you need a little pro-life boost!

(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI has pledged his support for the March for Life in the United States. Using his @pontifex Twitter handle, the Pope said, "I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life." This year's March for Life is marking the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in all fifty states. Earlier this week, the Holy Father issued his Message for World Communication Day, in which he called on Catholics to be engaged through all forms of social media, especially new media, in spreading the Good News and building up public discourse.