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For 2015, Three "Generous Promises" THE WILD REED - January 19, 2015 ... my tree. She reminded me that in some older Catholic Christian traditions, Christmas lasted until February 2. This date marks the end of the 40 day-long " Christmastide ," which corresponds to the 40 days of Lent. As I'm sure many of you reading this would know, on February 2 the Church celebrates the day that Mary entered the temple when her days of "purification" (as defined by the patriarchal Mosaic law) were fulfilled after giving birth. It's also the occasion when Simeon and Anna made ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/01/for-2015-three-generous-promises.html
Let's Talk Liturgy: Part 1 A WING AND A PRAYER - December 6, 2014 ... other times we stand? Why are we encouraged to join in the singing? Questions such as these are often on the minds of every Catholic who comes to Mass. We look for answers to questions such as these to help us not only to become better-informed Catholics but, more importantly, to help us enter more fully into our Eucharistic celebration. As the Second Vatican Council emphasized, "Full, conscious, active participation by all the people" is the "aim to be considered before all ...http://awingandaprayer.blogspot.com/2014/12/lets-talk-liturgy-part-1.html
Halfway Through the Year: A Homeschooling Update A WOMAN'S PLACE... - November 19, 2014 We started up our homeschool year back at the start of April. I'd been planning on having some sort of a small "summer" break before we started back up again, but a certain almost-six year old was eager to start first grade and be a first grader and I figured that if she's ready to learn than I'm ready to help her. Besides, getting through as many months as we could before the new baby arrived seemed like a great idea, just ...http://awomansplaceis.blogspot.com/2014/11/halfway-through-year-homeschooling.html
Alumni Spotlight: Gayle Heyman IMPACTING CULTURE BLOG - November 3, 2014 The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic. The interviews explore their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology. Today we interview Gayle Heyman who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an MA in Biblical Theology. 1. Where do you currently work? I am working at Saint Brigid Parish in San Diego as the Director of Religious Education. I am responsible for overseeing ...http://www.impactingculture.com/2014/11/03/alumni-spotlight-gayle-heyman/
15 Tips to Help Your Prayer Life AGGIE CATHOLICS - October 27, 2014 I once asked a class of college students to rate their spiritual lives on a scale of 1 to 10. Most were very hard on themselves and gave themselves a 5 or less. I then asked "how would you describe your relationship with God?" and again, most were not very positive. These were good Catholics. When I asked for clarification as to the reason they were hard on themselves, most of the comments from the class were about difficulties in prayer. ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2012/09/15-tips-to-help-your-prayer-life.html
Ten Lessons From St. Teresa of Avila G-MANS JOURNEY - October 19, 2014 ... were and are and will be for all eternity great lovers of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In this short essay we would like to pay tribute to Saint Teresa of Avila and highlight ten of her great contributions to the Catholic Church and to us as a model of holiness, that we are all called to attain. Remember the words of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the context of the Sermon of the Mount: "Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy." (Mt. 5:48) Being holy, arriving at ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2014/10/ten-lessons-from-st-teresa-of-avila.html