Entries by Debbie Staresinic

Children’s Rosary Book Review: On a Mission to Love

One of the handful of incredibly influential changes or additions we’ve made over recent years in living out our Catholic faith has been the daily family Rosary. Yes, daily…as in, every single day, we pray a full 5 decade Rosary with our four small people. I know for some that sounds daunting, or even “holier […]

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Novena Prayer

My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate […]

Pray the rosary daily for peace

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone As we approach October, the month of the Holy Rosary, we remember and rededicate ourselves to the simple request of Our Lady at Fatima that the whole world recite the Rosary daily for peace in the family and in the world. We may be personally aware of the life-changing power of […]

A Birthday Party for Mary

Last year on September 8th my husband and I had a birthday party for Mary. We invited the kids and grandkids over to celebrate. The little ones were very excited. Like all children they love birthday parties. They brought a beautiful cake, baked and decorated by their mom, with pink rosettes for the special occasion. We […]

Celebrating 40 Years of TOB

Forty years ago, today on September 5, 1979 St. John Paul II delivered his first presentation of Theology of the Body (TOB) on St. Peter’s Square in Rome. In the first part of the 20th century the Holy Father observed the growing societal confusion about the meaning of the human person as male and female, […]

The Mystery of Love

June is a popular month for weddings. The sun is out, the birds are singing, and church bells are ringing. What is it about weddings that stirs our hearts, takes our breath away, and brings tears of joy to our eyes? Love has captured the minds and hearts of young and old throughout time and […]

Befriending Mary

An interview with Debbie Staresinic by The Catholic Woman. What’s your favorite title for Mary? Theotokos. I love this title because it tells us about Mary’s identity and purpose. The Greek translation for Theotokos is “Mother of God” or “God-bearer”. Mary is the Mother of God and her purpose is to bring Him to others. Not […]

Fatima, the Rosary, and Theology of the Body

Many people know that St. John Paul II was shot on May 13, 1981, the memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. Many, however, do not know that on that day the Pope was planning to announce the establishment of his Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. This was to be a significant platform […]