Author Archives: Annie Karto
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113 Recently, I was blessed to book a private retreat at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia.
Today marks the “Feast of the Epiphany.” The word Epiphany means “manifestation.” As I was researching this feast day for a radio interview, I found several insights noteworthy.
Today, December 12th, Catholics all over the world celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe. The words she speaks so tenderly to Juan Diego in the title of this blog, comfort my heart this morning.
At yesterday’s liturgy, marking the third Sunday of Advent, or “joyful Sunday” our pastor, Father John Blum made some interesting remarks about St. John the Baptist. Speaking from the pulpit at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach, … Continue reading
We are not accustomed to waiting in this present day. The tradition of the Advent wreath invites us to anticipate lighting a new candle for each Sunday in Advent.
November is a time for true thanksgiving. One of the truths of our Catholic faith that I have been thankfully reflecting on this month is the communion of saints.
Women from around the country gathered in Worthington, Minnesota, July 15-16, for week-end retreat hear the witness of Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Illibagiza. We prayed and heard testimonies from several priests and were led in dance to beautiful Rwandan music. … Continue reading
Arkansas can be very hot in July. Our family gathered there in the Ozark mountains to celebrate the memory of our late father, Deacon Bill Reuter who passed from this life to eternal life ten years ago.