Entries by Debbie Staresinic

Celebrating the Miracle of the Sun

Our family loves parties! Celebrating special occasions is a great way to strengthen relationships and create lasting memories. Last year we invited the kids and grandkids over to honor Our Lady of the Rosary and to celebrate the Miracle of the Sun. The kids, both big and small, had a ball. And we had fun planning it. We […]

Novena to St. John Paul II October 13-21

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the Church with Saint Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of Love to shine through him. Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal […]

National Day of Prayer and Fasting

by Fr. Barry Stechschulte One hundred and sixty years ago was a very different time in our country. In 1863, the Civil War was raging in bloody battles in the countryside of America. In the midst of this conflict, President Lincoln called on people of the United States to pray and fast for an end […]

Incomprehensible Truth

By Laura Ercolino  As I reflect on the presence of God and His working in my life I become aware of His ever-constant attributes; His personality. I am also gifted with a gradually deepening understanding of what I have begun to call “Incomprehensible Truths.” It’s as though my spiritual journey is a spiraling path. I began […]

Mother Teresa’s Rosary

Young man, inquired Mother Teresa, do you say the rosary often? No, not really, he admitted. She took his hand, while her eyes probed his. Then she smiled. Well, you will now. And she dropped her rosary into his palm. Jim Castle was tired when he boarded his plane in Cincinnati, Ohio, that night in […]

On a Mission to Love… in our home (with Meghan)

“All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.” –Flannery O’Connor. Merriam Webster defines grace as being unmerited divine assistance given to us for our sanctification. When grace comes flooding through all one can do is repeatedly say thank you with a grateful, humble heart! When the Blessed Mother seeks […]

12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1675, in a mystical vision to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, Jesus revealed that He wanted the Feast of the Sacred Heart to be celebrated on the Friday after the Corpus Christi octave. In 1856, the Feast of the Sacred Heart became a universal […]

On a Mission to Love… in our home (with Kate)

The Holy Spirit has placed a desire deep within my heart to pray the Rosary over the years.  I can still remember the initial stirrings of that call to prayer over a decade ago – sitting on my Nana’s couch, when she gave me a wooden rosary that had been brought back from Fatima, Portugal.  […]