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Hospitality with heart

When we accept that our homes and food don’t have to be perfect, we can discover the joy of entertaining. Here, Sandy Coughlin, author of the book The Reluctant Entertainer, shares 10 “commandments” of hospitality, to help you keep your…

Autumn Feast

Autumn feast God seems to have a special love for autumn. While all the seasons sing a song of his glory, autumn’s song is richer than the rest. Leaves turn red, goldenrod blankets the fields, and the harvest finally comes in. Even heaven…

Gather Round the Table

We know Christmas entertaining can be stressful, but here are some helpful tips and delicious recipes to keep your gathering festive and focused on the joy of Christ’s birth.   Appetizers Keep it simple with a combination of the following:…

A Homegirl Mother’s Day

When Jesuit Father Greg Boyle opened a small bakery 20 years ago in East Los Angeles — in the middle of some of the most dangerous and violent gang territory in the world — then began employing members from rival gangs to work side by side,…

Celebrating St. Patrick

With all the loud and crowded parades, green beer, leprechauns, and kelly-colored costumes, it can be easy to forget that St. Patrick’s Day commemorates a real man, and that the feast of St. Patrick — March 17 — marks the day of his death.…