As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21, we recall that Dr. King was a man of peace. Here is a prayer asking God to make us all peacemakers.
At Faith Formation this month, we explored the liturgical year. Just as we mark the passing of time with weeks, months, years, semesters, seasons, etc., our Church marks the passage of time with its own seasons and feasts. Here is a reflection on what it means for our households to live in God's time.
Throughout the liturgical year, we celebrate the lives of the saints. The saints are part of our family of faith; those who have gone before us and show us how to live holy, if usually very ordinary, lives.
Prepare to celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid of Ireland on February 1. While most of us are familiar with St. Patrick, St. Brigid in the most revered female saint in Ireland. Here is her story.
Getting to know the saints of our Church doesn't just mean hearing interesting stories. We often learn about different cultures and faith traditions when we explore the lives of the saints.
In the story and image above, we see St. Brigid's cross. People in Ireland make St. Brigid's crosses out of reeds. They hang them over the doorways to protect their homes from fire. Each year, the old cross is burned and a new one is made for Brigid's feast day. Go here to find instructions for making your own St. Brigid's cross from pipe cleaners, since reeds are no readily available this time of year!
Try this recipe for boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake that is good to eat on St. Brigid's Day!