The daily examen is a powerful tool for spiritual growth often recommended by the pope. Here’s how to introduce it to your kids.
Fasting and abstinence are the practice of giving up something good (for example, eating meat or watching television) in order to turn away from sin and draw closer to God. […]
Help kids practice giving, praying, and fasting this Lent with these ideas . . . plus, a primer on Lent and fasting guidelines.
Finding time to be with just one child when there are several in the household is nearly impossible. But, as I found recently, the trouble to make it happen can be also incredibly rewarding. For our mother-son, one-on-one date, I took my son to evening Mass.
Contemplative prayer is one of the three “expressions of prayer” described by the Catechism of the Catholic Church (the others are Vocal Prayer and Meditative Prayer). Contemplative prayer is a simple resting in the love of Christ. Contemplation may not seem suited to wiggly, squirmy, eye-rolling, “Are-we-done-yet?” kids. But this intimate basking in Christ’s love is something kids deserve to know about.