A weekend to celebrate St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine

On Aug. 27 and 28, Catholics the world over will honor the lives of St. Monica and St. Augustine, the wayward son she converted by way of persistent, motherly prayer. Find the story of her  steadfast faith here http://www.osa-west.org/saintmonica.html and his at    http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=418. In our house, this year, we’ll be marking these saints days on our festive, … Continue reading

Taking the waters, literally

Greetings from Spring Lake! When we were kids, we took the waters with the whole extended family on Aug. 15 — the Feast of the Assumption popularly called “Salt Water Day” —  in our part of the Jersey Shore. According to pious legend, as the Blessed Virgin rose to heaven on this day, she wept … Continue reading