New Advent Devotional with the Catechism and Saints

New Advent Devotional with the Catechism and Saints

By Susan Ciancio She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. – Luke 2:7 One of my favorite things to watch before Christmas is a video of Josh Groban’s rendition of “O Holy Night” set to some of the...
God Heals the Brokenhearted

God Heals the Brokenhearted

By Susan Ciancio It’s hard to read the news these days and not feel brokenhearted. There’s so much pain and suffering in the world, and it can leave even the most faithful among us questioning whether God had abandoned us. We, of course, know that He hasn’t. But if...
The Strength of a Mother’s Love

The Strength of a Mother’s Love

By Susan Ciancio Behind nearly every great son is a great mother. This weekend, we have the chance to celebrate both mother and son. Saturday is the Feast of St. Monica, and Sunday is feast of her son, St. Augustine. St. Monica prayed for many years for her wayward...
Start the New School Year with Pro-Life Education

Start the New School Year with Pro-Life Education

By Susan Ciancio American Life League’s 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...
St. Joseph: A Model of Faithfulness

St. Joseph: A Model of Faithfulness

By Susan Ciancio St. Joseph was not just the foster father of Christ; he was the faithful husband who took care of Mary when she was expecting Baby Jesus. He supported Mary throughout her pregnancy and through Jesus’ birth. He protected Mary and Jesus when King Herod...