St. Patrick’s Breastplate

        Born between 397 and 390 A.D., St. Patrick was kidnapped from the British mainland around age 16, and shipped to Ireland as a slave. Sent to the mountains as a shepherd, he spent his time in the field in prayer. After six years of this life, he had a dream in […]

Patron Saint of Hope

My first encounter with St. Jude came very shortly after my decision to enter the Catholic Church.  I was studying for the Alaska bar exam and as the exam dates drew nearer, I became more and more overwhelmed with the fear I was going to fail.  There was so much material to study, and Alaska […]

Preparing for Lent

So much of life as a Catholic is lived in anticipation.  In the Dominican Rite liturgical calendar, we are in a time of preparing for Lent, which, of course, is a time of preparing for Easter.  Are you ready? Lent is a unique season that invites us to deepen our relationship with God by following […]