Before I was Catholic, I focused on Mary during the holiday season. I mostly thought about her, pregnant and heavy laden, making the long journey for the census just before her baby was to be born. Tired, searching for a place to rest. Giving birth in a dirty, humble place. Holding the infant Jesus in a … Continue reading Finding A New Mother In Mary
I've heard the following statements, or some variation, from friends and acquaintences over the years: "Mass is too long." "Catholics always look bored." "You guys just do the same things over and over." But... is Mass really too long? Are Catholics all super bored? Is doing the same thing over and over again really that … Continue reading Isn’t Being Catholic Repetitive and Boring?
Oh my goodness. As a Protestant, Purgatory was the weirdest. Along with the Mary stuff. I didn't think about Purgatory much, but when I did, I had no idea what Catholics were thinking. I thought Purgatory was some sort of bizarre waiting place, like a really long DMV line. Or a bus route that just … Continue reading Why I Believe In Purgatory
There's a Christian song I really like called "Lead Me To The Cross." In one line the singer asks God to "Rid me of myself." The song and that lyric in particular have always resonated with me. As I think about the lives of the Saints- those people who followed God to the extreme, it … Continue reading Empty Me… Fill Me
Hello Readers, Happy Valentines Day! Now that we are approaching 10 years of marriage, we are clearly marriage experts. Haha. Actually, we know very acutely that we are not. However, we do know a thing or two more than we did when we started dating nearly a dozen years ago. And tonight, we reflected on … Continue reading A Valentines Note From The Savaryns