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Sowing Seeds in Our Sunday School Classes

Sowing Seeds in Our Sunday School Classes

I’m talking to my students about our upcoming year of Sunday School as the room morphs into a well-trodden path along side of a field. I’m sowing seeds within the hearts of these young children as we talk about their patron saints and the upcoming feast of...
Partnership in Parenting

Partnership in Parenting

Christ is Risen! Some might say that I am not a typical man. Ever since I was kid, I have liked to talk, socialize, and listen to other people’s problems.  This is probably why I never felt comfortable meeting people at bars or night clubs; to me, everyone at these...
Facing the Mirror of Motherhood

Facing the Mirror of Motherhood

Once upon a time, I thought my primary role as a mama was to nurture my children – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Time – and many children later – have refined and broadened that perspective. I still think this is a primary role of mine,...
A Mother’s Hidden Heart

A Mother’s Hidden Heart

Once a very devout woman came to me and asked: “What shall I do father? I am illiterate and do not know the prayers. Will I be saved without praying?” I asked her: “You do not pray?” “Yes, I pray.” “So how do you pray?”...
Asceticism of Fatherhood

Asceticism of Fatherhood

At 3 in the morning, our house is quiet and dark. The distractions of the day all fade into silence, no to-do lists, no errands, no calls, nothing. I learned this the night we brought Elise home from the hospital and was reminded the countless nights over the next...