September 29. St. Michael, Archangel

MI-CA-EL,  or “Who is like to God?” Such was the cry of the great Archangel when he smote the rebel Lucifer in the conflict of the heavenly hosts, and from that hour he has been known as “Michael,”. St. Michael is the captain of the armies of God, the type of divine fortitude, the champion … Read more

My Life Principles

Recently, I’ve been working to really nail down the key principles for my daily life.  So this is a work in progress, but I want to share with other mothers.   (They will be updated and added to over time.)  Have a good marriage. A woman was created by God to be her husband’s helper.  Avoid … Read more

The Family Home

“Who is not struck with beholding your lively faith; your piety full of sweetness and modesty; your generous hospitality; the holiness which reigns within your families; the serenity and innocence of your conversation?” St. Clement, Pope and Martyr, First Epistle to the Corinthians. “All the institutions and ordinances which God has created in civil society … Read more

February 12. St Benedict of Anian

St. Benedict of Anian was the son of Aigulf, Governor of Languedoc, and was born about 750. In his early youth he served as cupbearer to King Pepin and his son Charlemagne, enjoying under them great honors and possessions. Grace entered his soul at the age of twenty.  He resolved to seek the kingdom of … Read more

February 10. St Scholastica, Abbess

Of St. Scholastica but little is known on earth, save that she was the sister of the great patriarch St. Benedict, and that, under his direction, she founded and governed a numerous community near Monte Casino. St. Gregory sums up her life by saying that she devoted herself to God from her childhood, and that … Read more

February 8. St. John of Matha

The life of St. John of Matha was one long course of self-sacrifice for the glory of God and the good of his neighbor. As a child, his chief delight was serving the poor; and he often told them he had come into the world for no other end but to wash their feet. He … Read more

February 7. St. Romuald, Abbot

In 976, Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarrelled with a relative about an estate, and slew him in a duel. His son Romuald, horrified at his father’s crime, entered the Benedictine monastery at Classe, to do a forty days’ penance for him. This penance ended in his own vocation to religion. After three years at … Read more

February 6. St. Dorothy, Virgin & Martyr

St. Dorothy was a young virgin, celebrated at Cæsarea, where she lived , for her angelic virtue. Her parents seem to have been martyred before her in the Diocletian persecution, and when the Governor Sapricius came to Cæsarea he called her before him, and sent this child of martyrs to the home where they were … Read more