Lent Project 2023: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of my favourite days in the liturgical calendar. As RC kids, we don’t have an outward sign of our faith in the same way as hijabs, niqabs, dastārs, kippahs, and  turbans announce the faith of other religions. But on Ash Wednesday, we declare our faith with a smudge of ash on […]

Pre-Lent: The joy of Pączki

Several jobs ago, I went on a field trip at work to the print house that published our user guides (in the days of yore when we still printed user guides). They had a post card in their lobby that they produced for a record company or a radio station or something. It had image […]

Lent 2022: The Middle

When my eldest niece was a wee lass, she didn’t want to eat the fruit her mom cut for her. My sister-in-law was getting exasperated at the shrinking list of food the young miss would eat. But Auntie Mary had some skills. I asked my niece if she knew that there was a star hiding […]

Lent 2022: Feast of St. Joseph

Joseph chose faith over fear. He became a father to a child that wasn’t his, he protected his family from those who wished them poor fortune at best, and death at worst. That sounds like a pretty great mentor to me.

Lent 2022: Dust

A few weeks back, I was talking to a friend who was starting a new job. I mentioned that I could hardly believe that I’ve been at the same job for almost 7 years. We talked about how important it is to find joy in your vocation and to genuinely like what you are doing. […]