Ignatius Press sent two brand new releases my way and as soon as I opened the package, my 5 1/2 year old was at my side. “Are those new books?! Are they for us? Can I read them?” An already proficient reader (<–brag moment), he does best when the books he reads aloud are short. Maïte Roche’s Christmas! […]
I know – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet; but when it comes to Christmas shopping, I like to get a leg up else I’m struck with the deer-in-the-procrastinating-lights look. Today I’m thrilled to feature three Etsy Shops owned by Catholics, all of whom are mighty blessed with some beautiful talents; and among these three, you’ll […]
I’m taking this to my marriage and ask our Lord for the grace of the sacrament; because this is solid gold for anyone, but implementing it will ignite the Refiner’s Fire and purify the love we have for our husbands.
This is just plain exciting, sweet friends. I’m thrilled to announce that I will be offering a Lenten parish mission in New Orleans this spring! The mission, which will focus on the domestic church – Jesus Christ, marriage, children and then some, will be at Mater Dolorosa. I’ve accepted pastor Rev. Herb Kiff’s gracious invitation and I’m […]
Today on the Feast of All Souls, I will be praying for our loved ones – that any will be hastily released from Purgatory and experience full joy with Christ. See the entire collection of “Monday Morning with the Saints” on Pinterest.
She’s been here before, quite recently in fact. But I find such strength in St. Faustina’s words and hope so much that she’ll remember me before Our Lord. See my Pinterest board for a complete collection of Monday Morning with the Saints. Image by Loren Kerns, editing and text by Katie Sciba
Vocation involves monotony; there is so much sameness played on repeat; work and sleep without much in between, and I tell you what, I have been really feeling this reality lately. The moment my toes touch the floor, the morning is hurried and the rest of the day thrown together. The kids are my alarm as I […]
Our bishop described this prayer as his spiritual coffee and after reading it in its entirety, I get it. This is just an excerpt of St. Patrick’s Breastplate – his call to arms, but recite the whole thing and it’ll take you higher and make you stronger than caffeine could ever dream. (In case you’re […]
I wrote the cover story for this month’s Catholic Connection, our diocesan magazine for which I write a regular column called “Domestic Church.” Because the October issue is thematically pro-life, I thought covering NaPro Technology – something I had really only heard of, but knew it was effective and Catholic – would be perfect. “Great!” my […]
I’ve been revisiting my childhood favorite Marian apparition and finding hope and consolation in Our Lady’s words. No matter our desperation, darkness, or despair, she remains to draw us to Christ.