It’s been a wonderful Christmas for us … and I hope for you as well. Both boys were able to come home. It’s been good to be together again as … Continue reading
An ordination and a promise/bet recalled…from a brother’s POV.
Saint Hannah has become very special to me since my son entered formation.
A brief reflection on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
The first Sunday after Christmas celebrates the feast of the Holy Family. This is one of my favorite feasts of the church because it always gives me hope that our … Continue reading
Letting Go When you look back, parenting feels like a long series of letting go of your child. The first day of school is a day of pride and tears for … Continue reading
A brief reflection sparked by one of my favorite blogs.
When I read blogs of parents encouraging vocations in their children, I can’t help but feel a little inadequate. These blogs have many wonderful ideas I wish we had done … Continue reading
If you have read some of the parent stories on this blog, you have seen that a vocation does not have to come from the super catholic families with 12 … Continue reading
Every ordained priest has been through the seminary experience. Spend a little time with one and you’ll learn a lot about what your child is going through.
Saturday, July 26 marked the day the new Novices promised to be faithful to the Paulist Constitution and became students.
Last Sunday I was sitting at the computer when my phone rang. It was Evan. Unusual for him to call on a Sunday. “Hi,” I said. “What’s up?” “I need … Continue reading
There’s a delightful bit in Pixar’s “Up” in which Russell (the eternally optimistic scout) is trying to assemble a tent. Tents are hard! The scene ends with the tent sailing … Continue reading