Posts by Catherine

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

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This past Mother’s Day, I experienced Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel like I have never seen it before. The traveling Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic…

Strawberry Crostata

To me, Spring just screams strawberries! I serve them fresh with a splash of balsamic vinegar, toss them into salads, add them to my fruit pizza, and strawberry bruschette. And…

Blackberry Breakfast Bruschetta

  Bruschette are the perfect small bites (merenda) and are great anytime of the day. These nourishing small meals are defined by the season and what’s in my pantry. They…
A Lenten Prayer

Our Lady of Grace

Welcome to God is Calling, a weekly Podcast that meets you wherever you are on your journey of faith. Each inspirational episode is filled with hope and spiritual truth that…

Regina Coeli Prayer

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  The Easter prayer Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven” in Latin) is a wonderful tribute to our Lord’s resurrection and to the Blessed Virgin Mary (pictured in her Coronation above).…

California Honey Festival

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  It was a beautiful day at the California Honey Festival! Since its inception as a partnership between the City of Woodland and the UC Pollinator Center, the California Honey…

The Fatima Prayers

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  The story of Fatima began in the spring of 1916. Lucia Santos and her two cousins Francisco and Jacinto Marto were tending their family’s flocks when an angel appeared…

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

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The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part…

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

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The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first…

The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

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The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part…

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

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The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The…

Prayers of the Rosary

  For your convenience, this page contains the prayers of the rosary to view or print as needed. The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of…

The Lord’s Prayer

  “Lord, teach us to pray.” This is what the Savior’s disciples asked him. The Lord’s prayer, also known as the “Our Father” is a perfect model of how we…

The Glory Be

  The “Glory Be” is far and away the most common Christian prayer after the Our Father and the Hail Mary. This prayer is called a doxology, from the Greek word meaning an expression…

The Prayers You’ve Shared

Share A Prayer is a recent addition to Sicilian Girl, and I am thrilled there are so many of you who have contributed your favorite prayers to share with others.…

My Morning Prayer

  My Morning Prayer: Lord, Jesus, I praise you for the gift of another day, for your mercies new each morning. My eyes are open, and my heart is beating.…

Fatima

  In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer…
Praying hands on Bible

Share A Prayer

Prayer, the act of worship that glorifies God and reinforces our need for him, is the lifeblood of one’s faith. St. Therese of Lisieux describes prayer as “… a surge…

Cannoli Cake & Ice Cream

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  A special cake for a special occasion, inspired by the quintessential Sicilian dolce, cannoli. This elegant cake was the perfect ending to a lovely ladies’ luncheon. The accompanying ice…

The Angelus

  The Angelus is a centuries-old Catholic devotion that recalls the annunciation of Christ’s birth by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. The history of the Angelus is a…
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