Guest Post: Blessed Are The Meek (Week 3, This Little Light Blog Tour

Today’s guest post comes from my good friend Kelley, whom I got to know when we worked across the hall from each other at the parish office…and even after jobs changed, we never stopped helping each other along the Christian (and parenting, and marriage) journey. Chapter 3 of “This Little Light” focuses in on the…

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Guest Post: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Week 2, This Little Light Blog Tour)

I met Barbara Shoeneberger through the blogosphere, as we both participate in a weekly Catholic carnival. She has approached her chronic health issues with a beautiful attitude of faith. I hope her thoughts today will illuminate the sufferings in your lives as well. * Nobody gets through this life without mourning. Mourning implies loss of…

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Poor In Spirit? (TLL Review & Excerpt)

This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes is written for use with children, but it’s also at least as much aimed at forming the faith of the adults who work with them. Today’s excerpt, from Chapter 1: Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit, comes from the section for adults. Humility is not tolerating circumstances we…

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Guest Post: Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit (Week 1, This Little Light of Mine Blog Tour)

For our first guest post of the This Little Light of Mine blog tour, I’m excited to host Sr. Mary Jo Polak, OSB. I met her when I began working as director of liturgy & music at our parish, where she had been overseeing liturgy before me. She continued to be involved in the parish while…

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