Prayers for Boston

On behalf of all of the Builders, I want to say that our fervent prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families in Boston, MA, in the wake of the horrific marathon bombings yesterday. It is amazing how one person (or perhaps a couple of people) can cause such terror and destruction, all in the blink of an eye, and how life is changed forever for so many. Countless stories of heroism are already being told and in the weeks ahead, as people try to piece their lives back together, … [Read more...]

How a Woman on Her Bike Made Me Think Twice

When I'm at the gym, I often opt out of watching TV and decide instead to pray the rosary. This works well because I am focused, I can't wander off to do something else, and I can unite my intense suffering to that of Christ. (Just kidding!) One thing that I don't do, however, is make the Sign of the Cross, or at least a Sign of the Cross that anyone in the gym would recognize as such. It's more like a quick swiping movement across my forehead and torso, which someone could easily mistake for me … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, dear friends!Although the calendar new year is just under a month away, the Church's new year began a couple of days ago on the first Sunday of Advent. Following the season of Advent will come the Christmas season, then a period of ordinary time before Lent, then the Lenten season, the Triduum, the Easter Season, and another long stretch of ordinary time before we come to Advent again. How fun it is to be a Catholic! Our liturgical year is marked by joyous Feast Days, periods … [Read more...]