A convert from Calvinism breaks down Protestant misconceptions about the veneration of relics in the Catholic Church.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) A few days ago, I visited the Treasures of the Church exposition of relics in a nearby town. Now, I haven't been Catholic all that… Continue reading 6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

Preparing for the new year by examining the last one and considering what is really important, with a free printable worksheet.
Catholicism, Musings

The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) 2017, y'all. Crazy town. Is there anybody who didn't have a rough go in 2017? That whole 2016-2017 package, guys. Can we all just breathe a… Continue reading The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

History and Impact of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) Welcome to the fifth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of the classic… Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

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Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

A Very Simple Advent

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) How did you spend Advent last year? Maybe this is your first Advent ever. If that's so, welcome! Advent is the beginning of… Continue reading A Very Simple Advent

Love this convert's breakdown of the Memorare prayer in the Catholic Piety for Protestants Series!
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the fourth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

Love this Jesse Tree kit! Lots of info and tips on starting a Jesse Tree tradition at home.
Catholicism, Liturgical Year

How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

(I received a free Mosaic Jesse Tree as a review copy. This post may contain affiliate links; I may receive compensation if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Advent is coming! I do still feel… Continue reading How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts: St. Patrick's Breastplate. All the basics and history of this beautiful prayer, and the personal impact it had on a Catholic convert.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the third post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series I am delving into some… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Constant Mental Prayer: what it is, what it isn't, and tips to pursue this important virtue every day.
Catholicism

Marian Virtue Series: Constant Mental Prayer

This post is a part of a Marian Virtue Series, running every Wednesday and Friday. It will conclude on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. If you are just joining the series now and want to learn more you can start here: Introduction to Marian Virtue Series. Previous Blog Article: Surpassing Purity at The Lemke Lodge.… Continue reading Marian Virtue Series: Constant Mental Prayer

A convert's perspective on the classic Peace Prayer of St. Francis.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 2: The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the second post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series I am delving into some… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 2: The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

The Anima Christi: part of a series on Catholic prayers and piety for Protestants and converts.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants Series Part 1: The Anima Christi

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) If I had to choose the single most striking thing about our transition from conservative Presbyterianism to the Catholic Church, it'd be a… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants Series Part 1: The Anima Christi