Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We're serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads.
Lisa Hendey invites you on an #UnboundAdventure awareness trip: to the Philippines! Learn how your support for Unbound is making a difference for families in this part of the world. Follow Lisa's journal as she shares her adventures in the Philippines!
In this week's CM Hangout, Erika Marie and Gina Felter host Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, who share how they incorporate the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy into their lives as mothers in and out of the home.
This week we're discussing Chapters 11 and 12 from My Badass Book of Saints, by Maria Morera Johnson. Lisa Hendey reveals how this book led her to an even more profound respect for how “tremenda” Our Lady is… and to how remarkable she calls us to be.
Our Question of the Week: how will you (or your family) deepen your prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent this year? Join the discussion and share your ideas!
Often, we find ourselves going back to the same old pathways of past Lents and end up getting nowhere. Marcellino D'Ambrosio puts into your hands some new Lenten ideas to help you approach the season in a new way.
Looking for a fresh way to bring a little sunshine to your Meatless Friday meal? Erin McCole Cupp brings you this light but flavorful twist on baked fish.
Kids at adoration? Are you crazy?! Marc Cardaronella discusses 31 resources for staying sane and keeping your kids quiet, engaged, and happy at adoration.
Bite-sized Lenten reflections for the faithful and the frazzled: Chris Weickert introduces "Lenten Moments of Mercy," a 3-minute-a-day reflection by Dr. James Campbell.
Patti Maguire Armstrong maintains that what the world needs now is something we cannot give ourselves. Maximizing our prayers with fasting and turning to the Blessed Mother, however, can give us what we need. Find out about the Friday Lenten Mercy Challenge!
Whether you’re a business owner or a ministry leader – or a mom who has been thinking about taking that leap of faith – Theresa Ceniccola hopes that one or more of the Scripture verses speaks to you and offers the hope and encouragement you need today.
As we begin the season of Lent, Marlon De La Torre reminds us that God’s infinite love and mercy opened the opportunity to forgo sin and not make it our lasting heritage if we so choose.
Pope Francis has called us to make a special effort to live out the Works of Mercy during the Lenten season. Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet provide moms with more free downloadable resources with their new "Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy Examination of Conscience Guides."
Have you decided how you will spend the next 40+ days living out the tenets of Lent -- Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving? Allison Gingras' latest TechTalk gives us some technological boosts for a grace-filled Lenten season.
Lent--the perfect time for this kind of conference. CatholicMom--the perfect place to discuss it. Tami Kiser invites you to join the Catholic Conference 4 Moms and learn how you can be the "Face of Mercy" to those around you.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.