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Letter from a Priest

The women in the group enjoy the fellowship, learning and support that the find in each other. It is a refreshing expression of stewardship and female leadership within the church.

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The Domestic Monastery

The mother who stays home with small children experiences a very real withdrawal from the world. Her existence is definitely monastic. Her tasks and preoccupations remove her from the centres …

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Motherhood – a vocation from God

At the height of her career, Dorothy Pilarski was training hundreds of women how to be successful in business. But Pilarski says her most rewarding endeavour has been as a mother to her two children …

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The return of the housewife

Women are reclaiming the word “housewife” as old-fashioned homemaking comes back into vogue. American Housewife, Helen Ellis’ critically acclaimed, darkly comic, collection of short stories …

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On Moms’ Groups and Glasses

As a new mom I needed people who were right where I was. All of us almost drowning together, white-knuckeling all the parenting decisions we knew were the best. Laid back older moms – they scared me …

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It was a Christmas Miracle

Another Christmas has come to pass and I must say it has left me feeling really joyful and full of hope. Let me clear about my relationship with Christmas. I love the feeling Christmas brings …

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Finding the Beautiful Mama

A child was found wandering the big, bustling and grey city. She had been separated somehow from her mother. A kind passerby stopped to help the crying child who could only say they were …

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Things My Mother Used to Say

My mom’s birthday was yesterday and Father’s Day is on Sunday and I was reflecting on the words of “wisdom” parents “share” with their kids. You know what I’m talking about …

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9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

Advent is a great time to ask themselves some spiritual questions. Is is right to tell children that their Christmas gifts come from Santa Claus? Do we have a right as parents to limit the number of gifts …

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Preparing for Advent

It’s the season of joy and of light. A time to decorate the house, put up the lights, trim the tree, purchase gifts in overcrowded and busy shopping centres, where you have to fight for a parking spot …

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Blessed by a Group of Women

What an honour to be with women, to be entrusted with their stories, to chime up and have very deep and lively discussions, to stare down some very penetrating questions, to pray together …

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Sisters in Christ

The Catholic Moms of Rochester is made up of a group of strong women who love and serve our Lord to the best of our abilities. If we were to go off that Rosie the Riveter meme, we could …

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Domestic Churches

St. John Paul II told us, “The family should be your place of encounter with God.” As mothers, we need to accept that truth. Some might think that we encounter God exclusively at Mass …

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