As I was going about my day today, I was mentally grumbling about the deficiencies in my prayer life. Having started a 54-day rosary novena for the first time, I’ve gotten into the habit of praying a scriptural rosary with the Rosary Cast podcast when I get up with my daughter around 6am. Which is… Read More Obstacles and excuses
Sometimes it can be difficult to find our own words of prayer. Thankfully, the Church has a rich tradition of beautiful prayers, in addition to a whole host of saints who have given us words of prayer to use when our own words fail us. Here, I will list some prayers recorded in Elisabeth Leseur’s… Read More Prayers of Elisabeth Leseur
Elisabeth Leseur (1866-1914) is a Servant of God, meaning she is being investigated by the Church for possible canonisation. Whether or not she is eventually recognised as a saint (I pray that she will be!), she has had a profound effect on my life and spirituality. It is really her example that led me to… Read More Elisabeth Leseur
Lord, Thank You for the gift of a new day of marriage. A new chance to love better; To serve better; To embrace my vocation. I ask you, Lord, to help me embrace my cross, As You embraced Yours, Out of love. I pray, Lord, that You will show my spouse Your love, That he… Read More A morning prayer for my marriage
As Catholics, we are blessed to have the Catechism of the Catholic Church to provide us with answers to questions about faith, morality and doctrine. Consequently, we have a clear answer to the question of whether Catholics can marry non-Catholics. The short answer: yes, but there will be some challenges. So, let’s look straight to… Read More What does the Catechism say?