Mine. It’s All Mine. My Bed. Mine…


... This morning I woke up phenomenally grateful for my bed and the fact that I don't have to share it with anyone.You see, I'm a bit selfish when it comes to my bed and my sleep, being the light sleeper that I am. Having once been married to a snorer, I used to lay awake at night listening the thunderous honking coming from my ex-husband's side of the bed, resentfully seething at his ability to sleep through his own noise.I was thoroughly convinced that sharing a bed with your spouse … [Read more...]

Motherhood and the Rule of St. Benedict…


... Or what I like to affectionately refer to as, the Rule of Motherhood. That was the main focus of the workshop I gave at the Frassati Conference. I know it sounds a bit weird, St. Benedict and motherhood, especially when there are so many saintly woman that fit the bill - St. Ann, St. Monica, Our Lady. But really, St. Benedict and his Rule fit aptly with the theme of motherhood.When he wrote the Rule, his intention was not to establish a monastic order, but rather give something his … [Read more...]