MFP 144 : Personal Prayer for Parents

   “Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.” ~Saint Augustine Many times when we think about taking time to pray parents’ first reaction is … Continue reading

7 Tips on Praying with your Spouse

Seven Tips on Praying With Your Spouse   “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Mt 18:20 For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others, it feels awkward or … Continue reading

A Plan for Family Retreat

A family retreat that incorporates prayer, bonding, teaching, and fun will pay dividends in the long run Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon Because of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, many of us spent far … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #21: Play

Messy Family Project · MFM 21 – Play This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A wise woman once told us, “If you are going to pray with your kids, you have to play with them.” … Continue reading

Pausing for Prayer

Honored to be recorded on the latest episode of Pausing for Prayer. Listen in as we discuss what we have learned about prayer and our relationship with God. Thank you Mike for inviting us and your podcast. Listen today: https://www.mikestpierre.com/podcast

Messy Family Minute #17: Fasting

Messy Family Project · MFM 17 – Fasting This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The goal of fasting from anything–whether food or other pleasures–is to subordinate our flesh to our will. Basically, we need to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #15: Praying as a couple

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others prayer may feel awkward or forced. But, the truth is that there is real power in spouses praying … Continue reading

MFP 121 : Lessons Learned from our Jewish Brethren

   As the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds his people, Both now and forever. Psalm 125:2 The power of a name, the importance of memory, the responsibility to heal the world, the reality that God dwells with us – … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #4: Family Retreat

When we see how crazy this world is, we can be tempted to isolate our family on a desert island and leave it all behind. Well, that’s not really practical, but one thing you CAN do is take your family … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #1: Water into Wine

Sometimes it can seem that our family life is hum-drum, monotonous, and insignificant. But Christ began his public ministry at the wedding at Cana. When we read this account in the gospel, we are reminded that our marriage, our ordinary … Continue reading

MP 102 : The Spiritual Life of Children

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 Most parents realize that young children are not little adults and they have particular needs for their physical and … Continue reading

MP 091 : King of the Home

“Sanctify the family and you will sanctify the world.” No, we are not talking about dad (although he may be king of the remote!) We have a different King in mind. 62% of children say they stopped being Catholic between … Continue reading

MP 080 : Making Room for Jesus

“Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are full of many tasks, which are fun and beautiful, but also may take our eyes off of the One we need most at this time. Making … Continue reading

MP 003 : Kids at Mass

“There goes a future choir member” – said by our pastor as we rushed out of church with our screaming toddler.  Getting kids through mass is a challenge for any Catholic parent.  We can give you alot of empathy and … Continue reading

MP 002: When Kids Fight

“Parents don’t want justice – parents want peace!”  Isn’t that how we all feel sometimes? We do want peace in our homes, but we also want to teach our kids how to handle conflict.  Kids are going to fight. It’s … Continue reading