Call Me Catholic

“Call Me Catholic” – The Dream that Went Downhill

Newly into my 65thyear, I can boast that I have made scant concessions to age.  Admittedly, my age has given me a blessedly convenient excuse for avoiding dubious fashion trends. And, I suppose the sleep patterns I used to take for granted are causalities I attribute to the aging process.  But, by and large, I […]

Lent and Pietra Fitness: An Invitation for Healing

During Lent, we engage in activities to heal our relationship with God and restore ourselves to the person that He created us to be. Pietra Fitness classes also allow us to restore and heal our bodies and souls and draw us closer to Christ and our true identity in Him. Lent and Pietra invite us […]

The Lenten Attraction

Lent is a great time to be Catholic.  Other faith traditions may steal our thunder at Christmas and Easter, but the media flock to Catholic churches when it wants to cover this ancient season of mortification.    Even closet Catholics line up to receive their ashes and for one day walk about this material world with […]

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Staying Silent No More

As the realization of getting older sinks in and with Lent fast approaching, I feel compelled to take a quick inventory of my life this past year.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt the urgency of days zooming by, the agony of praying and waiting for the Lord to step in and help […]

Prayer Life

Resolve to Improve Your Prayer Life in 2019

Another year gone by and you are hoping to energize 2019 with some great resolutions!  But wait, most people statistically abandon those resolutions within the first two weeks of January.  So what is going on?  Are we putting too many unrealistic expectations on ourselves or do we just lack the focus to get them done? […]

Lisa Huetteman

Spotlight: Lisa Huetteman and By Your Life

A few months ago I stumbled upon a LinkedIn group called “Catholic Networkers”.  I was interested in seeing what others in the Catholic community were up to and if they had a service that might benefit Catholic Seniors that I would be able to share on the site.  As I randomly clicked on the names […]

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Visiting the South: The Catholic Senior Traveler

The Southern part of the United States is typically thought of as the Bible Belt and not always Catholic-Friendly. However, the South is well-known for its hospitality and cuisine, and there are a fair number of wonderful Catholic shrines tucked away in many of these cities. You, as a Catholic Senior, just might want to […]

Do you have enough?

Enough is Enough

Growing up, my mother employed an acronym to quickly communicate an important message to family members during a party at our home.  “FHB” meant “Family Hold Back”.  In other words, if she was worried she had not prepared enough food for all of her guests, she’d whisper “FHB” in our ears, and it told her […]

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Trusting God – Jennifer Naimo Morales

Whenever I’m nervous about something or dreading what lies ahead in my day, I try to schedule a treat or reward.  That way I can look forward to it and not focus as much on the dilemma I have before me. I recently had a second interview for a lucrative job near Santa Monica. That’s […]

Seniors on a Beach

A Shining Star

The sermon on the Epiphany at our parish this year was both enlightening and challenging.  Our priest spoke about the wise men following the “star” at all costs. Leaving behind family, security, safety only to discover the baby Jesus:  the Word made Flesh, the light of the entire world, the King of all Kings.  Had […]