During our family rosary, we unite ourselves by offering ourselves, pouring what is in our hearts out into the little community of our family. We gather our minds and bodies back from our fragmented daily existence to the heart of family unity, if only for a few brief minutes.
The Vatican issues a new document on involving persons with disabilities in catechesis and ministry–not just as recipients, but as active members of the Body of Christ, “in living reciprocal relationships of welcoming and solidarity” with the whole community.
Suffering refines us, as we endure it, and it refines all of humanity, as we leave it at the foot of the cross, our own small pebble added to a cairn the size of the whole world.
We must love our children exactly as they are, exactly as God created them. We must also love them so much that we desire and help them to grow beyond this.
Acedia is a near-constant spiritual battle that is uniquely pertinent to the days we are living through … even if you don’t happen to be a third-century hermit.
In preparation for our first Sunday watching Mass via livestream from the couch, I created some printable Spiritual Communion prayers. Feel free to download and share!
The vulnerability of the sick and disabled is a great strength. Their receptivity to earthly love makes them powerful conduits for the heavenly kind.
There’s no denying the fact that valuing and respecting all life, including the lives of the disabled, is never the easy or politically expedient thing to do. In fact, it’s usually the most difficult.
EMDR is a great tool for healing from the traumas and PTSD that naturally occur raising medically complicated kids. Here’s how it worked for me.