Leonie Martin: First Disciple of the Little Way

By Monique Sammut | June 16, 2018

A Rough Start Leonie Martin was born on June 3, 1863, the third child of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin.  She had two older sisters and two younger sisters, one of whom was Saint Therese! As a child, Leonie suffered from poor health and she was also the least attractive of the Martin sisters.  Even … Continue reading “Leonie Martin: First Disciple of the Little Way”

The Feast of Corpus Christi: Food for the Journey

By Monique Sammut | June 2, 2018

What We Are Celebrating On the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, the Church celebrates The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  This Feast commemorates the immense gift of the Eucharist in our lives and in the Church. In Latin, Corpus Christi means … Continue reading “The Feast of Corpus Christi: Food for the Journey”

The Visitation: Mary’s Selfless Gift

By Monique Sammut | May 31, 2018

A Thought to Ponder What would you do if you found out you were going to be the Mother of God?  That may be a difficult question to answer.  We can, however, look to Mary – who indeed became the Mother of God.  When the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he told her that she … Continue reading “The Visitation: Mary’s Selfless Gift”

Saint Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orléans

By Monique Sammut | May 30, 2018

A Call to Action Saint Joan of Arc was born in France on January 6, around the year 1412.  Her parents were peasants and lived in north-east France which was still loyal to the French crown.  Joan’s father was a farmer and a village official.  Joan never learned to read or write but she received … Continue reading “Saint Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orléans”

Our Lady of Fatima: A Sign of Hope

By Monique Sammut | May 13, 2018

The Angel of Peace In 1916, during World War I, a time of upheaval around the world, three young shepherd children (Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta), were tending their family’s sheep in Fatima, Portugal.  One day, as the children were tending the sheep, an Angel appeared to them and asked them to pray with him.  He … Continue reading “Our Lady of Fatima: A Sign of Hope”

The Ascension: Jesus is With Us Forever

By Monique Sammut | May 10, 2018

Why Celebrate The Feast of the Ascension is May 10 and is always celebrated on a Thursday.  Forty days after Easter, we commemorate the day Jesus ascended or went up to Heaven.  Why do we celebrate the day Jesus left us?  There does not seem to be too much to celebrate. On the Ascension, Jesus … Continue reading “The Ascension: Jesus is With Us Forever”

Saint Dominic Savio: A Young Saint

By Monique Sammut | May 6, 2018

The Beginning Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1842 in Italy.  He was one of ten children, in a poor, hardworking, and pious family.  Dominic’s father was a blacksmith and his mother was a seamstress.  His first name, Dominic, means “of the Lord,” and his last name, Savio, means “wise.” Dominic was praying by … Continue reading “Saint Dominic Savio: A Young Saint”

First Communion: Receiving the Bread of Angels

By Monique Sammut | May 4, 2018

The Month of First Communions

May Crowning: Queen and Mother of Us All

By Monique Sammut | May 1, 2018

“Hail, Holy Queen” Our Blessed Lady plays an important role in the story of our salvation.  May is the month dedicated to Mary, whose Queenship was proclaimed in an Encyclical by Pope Pius XII.  There is no better way to honor a queen, than to crown her!  Having a May Crowning acknowledges the Queenship of … Continue reading “May Crowning: Queen and Mother of Us All”

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: A Heroic Mother

By Monique Sammut | April 28, 2018

An Ordinary Child Gianna was born on October 4, 1922.  She was the tenth of thirteen children and had loving parents.  As a young girl, Gianna loved her Catholic faith and viewed her life as a beautiful gift from God.   She found great comfort in prayer and found it very effective and necessary. Marriage … Continue reading “Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: A Heroic Mother”