Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

By Susan Ciancio In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote Munificentissimus Deus—an apostolic constitution that defined the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. The Holy Father stated: “By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own...
Build a Culture of Life Using St. Teresa’s Example

Build a Culture of Life Using St. Teresa’s Example

By Susan Ciancio In Matthew 25:34-36, Christ teaches: “The king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you...
Who Is the Jehoiada in Your Life?

Who Is the Jehoiada in Your Life?

By Susan Ciancio A guidepost. A sign. A stoplight. A map. A compass. GPS. What do all these things have in common? They provide us with direction. They keep us from wandering aimlessly or from going somewhere dangerous. We need these things in our lives to keep us...
6 Inspirational Quotes about Fatherhood

6 Inspirational Quotes about Fatherhood

By Susan Ciancio This weekend, we celebrate all the dads in our lives. It’s not only a time to honor them, but it’s a time to seriously reflect on the importance of fatherhood. The Bible tells numerous stories about fathers who lead their families as God commands. One...
A Life Rooted in Christ

A Life Rooted in Christ

By Susan Ciancio On June 11, we celebrate the feast day of St. Paula Frassinetti. Paula was born in Italy in 1809 and grew up the third of five children. Her mother died when she was nine, leaving her—as the only female—to take care of the house. From the time Paula...