Living the Faith as a Family: Our Lady’s Guide

The Blessed Mother told the three children that while the current war would end, “If [people] do not stop offending God, another and worse war will break out in the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you, that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, hunger, persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.”…

Homeschooling from Our Domestic Shrine in Puerto Rico

Being a homeschooling family is not coincidence. We believe that through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, God in His merciful plan for our family has given us the mission to educate our children and ourselves…

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Some of us have been in parishes where a copy of the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help hangs and where the parish members join in a weekly novena to the Blessed Mother under this title. Some of us, as we visit an unfamiliar church, find on a wall a copy of the miraculous picture, whose history is miraculous as well…

Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, when Bernadette was only fourteen years old. The “lady” appeared to be only about sixteen, wearing a white veil and a white gown with a blue sash. She carried a large rosary with white beads on a golden chain. She had a golden rose on each of her bare feet. The Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette eighteen times…

Our Lady of Good Remedy

The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy, is honored by the Church on October 8…

Our Lady of La Salette

On September 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the apparition of the Blessed Mother when she appeared to two children in La Salette, France, in 1846. This apparition and the message are practically unknown in our country, likely because of the amazing miracles in relation to the apparitions of Fatima in Portugal and of Lourdes in France…

Our Mother of Good Counsel

We home schooling parents are constantly faced with decisions about our children and about their daily schooling assignments, but also about running the household, scheduling doctors’ appointments, running errands, getting the laundry done, preparing meals…

Our Lady of Lourdes

The Blessed Mother appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 in Lourdes, France, a little over 150 years ago. Her message was to encourage prayer, especially saying the daily Rosary. However, her appearance at Lourdes had another purpose, to confirm in a supernatural way the new dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This dogma was proclaimed four years earlier by Pope Pius IX, but was a traditional belief of the Catholic faithful…

From Our Families: Discipline Secrets

Our question today is brought to you from a homeschooling mom: “What do you do with unmotivated kids, who try to beg and plead their way out of doing school work?” Share your motivation and discipline secrets!

Our Lady of Fatima

We Catholics think of May as Mary’s month, the month we decorate our May altars and rededicate ourselves to saying the daily Rosary. For many of us, May is the month we recall the wonderful apparitions of the Blessed Mother to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, in the year 1917 in Fatima, a village north of Lisbon, Portugal. The most fantastic miracle was the “dancing” of the sun, seen by thousands of people. There were three other visions in the sky at the sixth apparition which many saw, and there were many cures and healings.