Danielle Bean is a Catholic writer and speaker. Visit her website at www.daniellebean.com.
I grew up with a dad who prays the Liturgy of the Hours, and as a result, the Church’s daily pockets of prayer have always held a special attraction for me. Perhaps when I am an older woman, I will live the kind of life conducive to praying…
What the Bible teaches us about God’s unique love for women.
by Danielle Bean When my son Eamon was about 2 years old, we sat near the window together, watching a lightning storm. When one especially loud clap of thunder boomed in the sky, he turned to me with large eyes. “Papa!” he gasped. In our…
May God bless you. May God keep you safe. God be with you. God be in your heart. May God bless and protect you. -- Daily Blessing of a Child, catholic Household Blessings and Prayers Revised Edition, USCCB 2007
Christ is born that by his birth he might restore our nature ... and the creature he had formed of earth he now makes heavenly. -- St. Peter Chrysologus
When God decided to become man in his Son, he needed the freely-spoken "yes" of one of his creatures. God does not act against our freedom. -- Pope Benedict XVI
I simply wish to note that the figure of Mary of Nazareth sheds light on womanhood as such by the very fact that Go din the sublime event of the Incarnation of his Son, entrusted himself to the ministry, the free and active ministry of a…
Thanksgiving homily from Bishop Reed