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Why Do You NEED To Receive The Eucharist?–Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube Video

We are in the Fifth Week of the Easter Season, and during the last several weeks, the liturgical readings have revolved around the Gospel of John, Chapter 6. This chapter depicts many of Jesus’ miraculous signs that point to and give witness to His divine nature, and also shares the first of seven ”I AM” statements found in this Gospel. Watch here: Why Do You NEED To Receive The Eucharist? Additionally, it is within John Chapter 6 that Jesus gives what is known as the “Bread of Life” discourse where He explains that He is the the Bread come down […]

Episode #63–Living the Resurrection Every Day–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

I have been a bit “quiet” this week as I have been spending time each morning leading the Marian Consecration group as we make the journey to either make (or renew!) our Marian Consecration using the book, Child Consecration to Jesus Through Mary by Blythe Marie Kaufman. However, for those of you who have decided, or are unable to join me each day this month, here is a podcast episode for to help you continue to live out the fullness of this Easter Season. In this episode, I share Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help […]

Sharing The Peace And Joy Of Easter With Others–Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube Video

Third Week of the Easter Season is now upon us. We have celebrated both the Easter Octave and Divine Mercy Sunday. And this last Sunday, we heard the account of of Jesus’ Resurrection appearance to the Apostles in the Upper Room. The joy and peace of the season just continues to expand and grow, doesn’t it? This reality actually brings up a couple of questions–how might I share this great mystery with others? How can I share the peace and joy of the Resurrection with my loved ones and with those around me? So, this week we focus upon how […]

Are You Living A Resurrected Life?–Connections Between Faith and Life YouTube Series

We are now into the Second Week of the Easter Season. We celebrated the great feast of Divine Mercy this last Sunday to conclude the great Easter Octave, and are now entered fully into the Easter season. So this week’s addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube series focuses upon whether and how we might live a life rooted in the reality of the Resurrection. Make sure to watch: Are You Living A Resurrection Life? If we truly want to live a Resurrection Life, we need to be about several things, namely, professing our faith through deepening […]

The Abundance Of Easter Graces On The”At Home With Jim and Joy” Show

This last week, I had the blessing of being a guest on the “At Home With Jim and Joy” Show on EWTN. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, when we celebrate the outpouring and overwhelming abundance of God’s graces of love and mercy, I wanted to take a moment and share what a wondrous grace it was to spend time with both Jim and Joy. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the hosts of the show, Jim and Joy Pinto, according to their website, “…by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, Jim and Joy […]

Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this podcast episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that provides ways for you to enter more deeply into the mysteries, joys and blessings of the Easter Season.   You can check out the entire episode here: Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season” May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and accompany you in being able to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to embrace and SAY YES to holiness during this Easter season. Listen to: Episode 61–“Luxuriating In The Blessings Of The Easter Season” Or you can check out this podcast interview here […]

Are You Still Rejoicing? Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube Series

He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! It is finally Easter! And we are now in the midst of the Easter Octave–a total of eight Solemnities in a row! No fasting, penance or mortification allowed! We are to feast and rejoice and be glad because Jesus has made all things new, and darkness, sin and death have power no more! So this week’s addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube series focuses upon whether we are still rejoicing during this Easter Octave (and if we’re not, why we should be). Watch: Are You Still Rejoicing? In our world where […]

Trusting In The One Certainty Amidst A Sea Of Change

As we continue to progress through the Easter Season, we have seen many recent signs of hope in our midst. The loosening of restrictions upon going out in public, the ability to interact with others–albeit while practicing social distancing, and our ability to return, if we are comfortable and well enough, to the public celebration of the Mass. Although these signs of hope bring great joy and comfort, the constant change and adjustments brings its own form of stress, anxiety and fear. Stress as we continuously are having to adjust what we used to do or how  we now need […]

What To Do For Divine Mercy Sunday?

Below is the text for an article posted by Father Chris Alar, MIC about what to do so you can receive all the graces available to ANYONE (Catholic AND non-Catholic) on Divine Mercy Sunday—THIS Sunday, April 19th. Please make sure to share this message of love and mercy with EVERYONE, especially now in the midst of COVID-19. Here is Fr Chris’ article: What To Do On Divine Mercy Sunday? Are you discouraged that you will not be able to receive the special graces of Divine Mercy Sunday promised directly by our Lord through St. Faustina in the 1930s? Don’t be. […]