Wanting to draw nearer to a few select saints, I gave myself the gift of a spiritual board of directors on my birthday last year. I assembled a small group of saints to serve as my cloud of witnesses and guide me, in a particularly intimate way, throughout my daily activities and vocation. A faithful communion with my spiritual board has brought me peace, happiness, and companionship. I can hear the detractors now, â€œYou mean to tell me dead people brought you all this peace and happiness?” Absolutely!
A friend recently invited the kids and me on a play date. It was one of those weeks where I had been feeling like â€œthe bug,â€ so I was especially elated to receive and accept her invitation. Turns out she was feeling rather buggy, too, so our time together lifted both our spirits. Oh yeah, … [Read more…]
Why isn’t St. Ignatius of Loyola a Doctor of the Church? With recent news that Pope Benedict XVI will appoint Hildegard von BingenÂ as a Doctor of the Church, I am once again asking (okay, shouting), â€œWhy isnâ€™t St. Ignatius of Loyola a Doctor of the Church?!â€ No offense, Hilde. Iâ€™m really eager to get toÂ know … [Read more…]