It never gets easier to see faces of love ones recede into the distance.
by Paula Zwenger One hundred years ago today a miracle occurred amid the hills of Portugal – I wonder, have you heard of three young children tending sheep on hillsides near their town who witnessed our dear Lady when from heaven she came down? An angel came before her to prepare the children’s hearts. She then appeared five times to them – a message to impart. She came to see the children, sweetest Mother of Our Lord. She came to see the children for she knew that they adored and loved their Savior very much; but sinners as we…
Each day within the Octave of Easter is ranked as a solemnity, the highest liturgical designation on the Church calendar. That means for the next eight days, right up to Divine Mercy Sunday, we’ll be celebrating as if each day is Easter Sunday!
Put some lift in your Lent by solving some riddles that point to some excellent examples of “saintly” devotion.
In marriage, those small blessings we can offer our spouse tend to go a long way. Paula Zwenger captures their beauty in her poem, “This Man of Mine”