Spring Gallery 2023 ~ Faith, Our Foundation


I like to share my galleries with you.

I think it may help to inspire those who are struggling to live a life of wholesomeness and faith in a world that tends to pull us down. I know I would have liked it as a young, struggling mom.

My husband and I always told ourselves that we wanted to work toward a home that the children loved to be a part of….A home that emanates joy, camaraderie, fun and, well, yes, hard work!

Beneath all of that is the foundation….daily Mass, if possible, and family prayer…the daily Rosary, especially. If you haven’t got the Faith, what do you have?

It’s never perfect. God understands our humanness.

But we continue to try to instill Catholic culture in our homes so our legacy will be just that…a steady, strong structure of Catholic Culture pulsing through the veins of our children and grandchildren.

A few quotes…

Never weary in cheering your family with your smile. It is not enough to avoid depressing them; you must brighten them up and let their spirits expand. Be especially vigilant when the little ones are around. Give them the alms of a smile, hard though it be at times. What a pity when children have to say, “I don’t like it at home.” – Christ in the Home, Fr. Raoul Plus, S.J.

“Welcome home! That’s what I want my life to say to everyone whose path crosses mine. I want to create an atmosphere of serenity and joy, of blessing and belonging, that embraces people (myself included) and draws them in – an atmosphere that makes them feel loved and special and cared for.” – Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveliness

Even so, O Woman, within that world which is your home and kingdom, your face is to light up and brighten and beautify all things, and your heart is to be the source of that vital fire and strength without which the father can be no true father, the brother no true brother, the sister no true sister, since all have to learn from you how to love, how to labor lovingly, how to be forgetful of self, and mindful only of the welfare of others. -Fr. Bernard O’Reilly, 1894

And now….Gallery, Spring 2023.

Captions are below the pictures. Click on the first picture to begin the gallery….