‘Man Oh Man!’ Getting Excited for Our Faith

‘Man Oh Man!’ Getting Excited for Our Faith

By Susan Ciancio Don’t you just love people who exude excitement? They make you smile. They make you happy! They even make you excited. Why? Because excitement is contagious. Those of us listening to the Bible in a Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz know this feeling...
A Triduum Reflection

A Triduum Reflection

By Susan CiancioFr. Mike Schmitz recently said that “there’s no greater life that can possibly be lived than the life as a Catholic Christian.” And in the life of a Catholic Christian, there’s no more sorrowful nor more joyous a week than Holy Week. As we approach the...
Why CLSP? And Why Now?

Why CLSP? And Why Now?

By Susan Ciancio The Culture of Life Studies Program is a Catholic pro-life educational program for students preschool aged through high school. Our lessons cover a wide range of topics—from one-day lessons on saints, to handprint lessons with activities for younger...
You Can Witness This Miracle Every Day

You Can Witness This Miracle Every Day

By Susan Ciancio “Mommy, I see it!” my then-six-year-old son whispered to me in Mass. “What do you see?” I asked. “The miracle.” I knew exactly what he was talking about because, just a few weeks earlier, I had explained to all my children that a miracle takes place...
Six Unique Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

Six Unique Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

By Susan Ciancio Lent is here! We now have an amazing opportunity to spend the next six weeks building our faith, growing closer to God, and shining the light of Christ to others. Some years it feels like we run out of ideas for Lent. We spend days beforehand...