I came across www.catholicmarriageprep.com a few weeks ago and was glad to have found an online resource for Catholic Couples preparing for marriage. I recently asked them a few questions about their ministry and Ashley of Catholic Marriage Prep was so kind to answer them. Celeste: How did Catholic Marriage Prep get started? Catholic Marriage Prep: Catholic Marriage Prep started in 1999 at the request… Read More »Catholic Marriage Prep – A Division of Agapè Catholic Ministries
My Tower Garden has been in my back yard for almost two weeks now. The plants have been growing well in their own for two weeks! This is a big thing for me as I am not a green thumb.I am a brown thumb.What I have noticed about people who have a green thumb is that they are consistent and dedicated to their plants and… Read More »With Consistency and Support I Might Just Become a Green Thumb
I remember driving on the freeway on the way to work 19 years ago.I heard on the radio that that the Twin Towers were attacked.I couldn’t believe it.I worked in the library at Don Bosco Technical Institute. Usually, I made sure that it was quiet in the library so that others can study or work on their homework.On that day, 19 years ago, we had… Read More »On This Patriot Day, Let Us Remember
On September 8, the Catholic church celebrates Mother Mary’s birth. Usually it is a saint’s day of death that is recognized as the feast day as that is the day when they entered eternal life. The Catholic church does celebrate three birthdays:Jesus’s birthSt. John the Baptist’s birth andMother Mary’s birth.Fr. Francis B. Ongkingco in Cebu Daily News statesThere are only two exceptions where the saint’s birthdays are… Read More »Happy birthday Mother Mary!
In Romans 12:1, St. Paul urges us to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice. There are many ways that we can offer our bodies as a living sacrifice. One way is by doing penance for the sins of others. Another way is to offer service in the military to defend the freedom of others even if it means experiencing war, bodily injury, and pain.… Read More »We Can Follow St. Paul’s Advice in Romans 12:1-2 in Choosing to Live a Chaste Life
During the year 2000, I waned to make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Rome. I wanted to go on a pilgrimage since a Jubilee year does not happen So often. When I was on my pilgrimage, I had heard that they happen every 25 years. They were all beautiful places to visit. On the first night I was at Fatima, people were singing Ave… Read More »The Message of Fatima Still Applies Today
The first time I heard the song “Morning Has Broken,” I thought it was so very beautiful. I heard the song at a mass at Mater Dolorosa at one of their fiestas. The song talks about praise in the morning: “Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise of the morning!” Since the beginning of the year, I have been working… Read More »Praise in the Morning
Finally Opening the Box of My Tower Garden Sowing My Seeds of Faith and Hope and Sowing the Tower Garden Seeds
I bought the my Tower Garden July 27 and it shipped on July 28 and arrived one week later on August 4. I’d say that it is quick service. I had decided to get a Tower Garden because the person whom I found out about the Tower Garden said that she is a brown thumb, and yet she is able to grow vegetables that she… Read More »Finally Opening the Box of My Tower Garden Sowing My Seeds of Faith and Hope and Sowing the Tower Garden Seeds
From one dance workshop I took many years ago, I learned that it’s a good idea to speak what step you’ll be taking while learning a new dance move. They said that saying what you’ll do helps the brain learn more efficiently. After I learned that, I’d say the steps of a new move out loud to myself: “right foot back, left food side, right… Read More »Affirm That You Think You Can. Then Take the Next Step
Looking back now, I realize that I had limiting beliefs that blocked me from love coming into my life when I was single. Some of those beliefs included: Love is for other women, not me. There are not enough good men out there. I don’t know if I’ll ever find a man that has similar values as me. Marriage might not be… Read More »Do You Have Limiting Beliefs That Are Blocking You from Love?