During his homily at the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of sharing little gestures of love within the family. These little acts of love are vital to the heart of a parish family, too. Here are some examples of little gestures we can do within our parishes to welcome others and foster a culture of encounter. What ideas can you add?
Is a domesticÂ pilgrimageÂ in your future? While visiting family in Wisconsin last week, we made a pilgrimage to Holy Hill, a national basilica and shrine that has welcomed pilgrims since the late 1800s. The site welcomes over 500,000 pilgrims a year, making it one of the most popular shrines in the United States. In fact,Â Timothy Cardinal … [Read more…]
Read on to learn how you can win a copy of Lisa’s new book: A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms! My girlfriends probably tire of hearing me say certain things over and over AND over again. Things like: “You should read The Handbook for Catholic Moms” by Lisa Hendey.”Â Or, “Des Moines needs to host … [Read more…]
On the heels of attending the red carpet world premiere of The Mighty MacsÂ last Friday, we had the opportunity to interview several people associated with the movie. Throughout our conversations, we heard fascinating stories of how this movie went from a tiny idea to now a full-length feature film that opens in theaters across the … [Read more…]