Dear Anne, In a couple of hours, we will be on a plane to Tel Aviv, heading off on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! I made sure to get to confession this morning, certainly in part to prepare to receive the Grace this trip will bring, but also because things tend to happen… Continue reading And They’re Off!
Dear Anne, I lived through Snowmaggedon. I know, you are shocked that those of us on the East Coast weren’t flash frozen where we stood, in a kind of cold-weather Pompeii. From all the hype, I figured I was going to wake up to something out of The Day After Tomorrow, with only the tip of Lady… Continue reading Hey, It Snowed here.
Dear Anne, I confess that when I saw your post my first thought was, “Word of the Year? Just like Pee Wee Herman, but even better! I get to yell every time someone says humility–FOR A WHOLE YEAR!” (Again, my 70’s era catechesis was sorely lacking.) I think choosing humility as your personal buzzword in… Continue reading Word of the Year: A Modest Proposal
Dear Susan, I think I am already dissatisfied with the New Year. I haven’t broken resolutions already (give me a few more weeks) but I am not too happy with the hand I am being dealt. Is dissatisfaction a sin? First, I went on that saint generator thing, brimming with soulful anticipation to pick my… Continue reading Word of the Year – Humility? Me?
Dear Susan, I had such high hopes for the Year of Mercy. We actually have Holy Doors 5 minutes away so I was really excited to take the fam for the opening Mass and have us all walk through the doors. It was surprisingly moving. I had tears. I perused some of the… Continue reading Year of Mercy vs. Year of Silence
Dear Anne, All I could think of when I first saw the Sean Penn/El Chapo photos this weekend was that Jeff Spicoli’s dream came true –or maybe he was just placing a bulk order. For the last couple of days I’ve been wondering why a respected actor and humanitarian meet with such a purveyor of… Continue reading Be Who You Are and Do That Well
Both of us are cradle Catholics and native Virginians. Both of us are on the frontlines of the domestic church. This is a chronicle of our struggles from the pews to live Our Catholic faith. And to try to find a bit of humor in our sometimes messy lives. We’re not perfect. We’ve made more than… Continue reading About Us