Celebrate the Feast of St. Gerard Majella

Celebrate the Feast of St. Gerard Majella

By Susan Ciancio As adults, we often pray to discern the will of God, but do we teach our children to do so? Teaching them how to talk to God and to listen for His response is vital for their spiritual growth. One way to do this is to follow the examples of great...
Make Me an Instrument of Peace

Make Me an Instrument of Peace

By Susan CiancioMonday was a very special feast day—the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis was a young man who renounced his family wealth to follow Christ. His efforts started the beloved Franciscan order. Many know the story of how, when praying in front of...
31 Unique Ways to Celebrate Life This October!

31 Unique Ways to Celebrate Life This October!

By Susan Ciancio October is almost upon us! Crisp air, comfy sweaters, beautiful leaves, and apple picking are just a few of the things people enjoy this month. But did you know that October is Respect Life Month? Not only that, but it’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month...
What We Can Learn from the Man in an Iron Lung

What We Can Learn from the Man in an Iron Lung

By Susan Ciancio The human will is a spectacular thing. I was reminded of this recently as I watched a YouTube video about one of the last remaining people living in an iron lung. After watching this video, I felt compelled to learn more of this man’s fascinating...
The Love of St. Teresa of Calcutta

The Love of St. Teresa of Calcutta

By Susan Ciancio This weekend, we will celebrate the feast day of a woman who spent her life caring for the poorest of the poor. Born Gonxha Agnes, she joined the Sisters of Loreto at the age of 18, where she took the name Sister Mary Teresa. Upon taking her final...