Posts by Catherine

No Kid Hungry

Today is September 22, 2022.  It is the first day of Autumn and children everywhere are settling into the new school year. Tragically, many children went to school this morning…
A Lenten Prayer

Fear

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…
A Lenten Prayer

Never Forget

  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…

Purgatory

This moving documentary on the afterlife, delves deeply into the evidence of science and mysticism (including the experiences of St. Padre Pio and St. Faustina). The powerful film examines the…

Creamy Lavender Ranch Dressing (or Dip)

My new adventure in cooking with lavender has been successful thus far. I’ve enjoyed rave reviews for my lavender scones, lavender limonata and my lavender biscotti. This creamy- tangy ranch…

Pray – The Story of Patrick Peyton

This beautifully filmed documentary chronicles the life of a poor, uneducated Irish immigrant who journeys to America in 1928, with dreams of becoming a millionaire. Instead, he is stricken with…

Bear Valley Music Festival

The Bear Valley Music Festival, a special summer sensation, is an annual event you won’t want to miss. Nestled just above 7200 feet in the Sierras, roughly halfway between Lake…

Eucharistic Adoration

According to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand…

The Sign of the Cross

The sign of the cross, often the first thing a Catholic does upon waking, and the last thing done before bed, is not simply a way to begin praying, it is…

Meet the Bellini Family

Dan, Alex, Michelle, and Nicole Bellini are one of the nicest families you’ll ever meet. Together, they run the family business that started out as an Aviary. The two hives…

The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the 17th century, Jesus appeared four times to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French Visitation nun. In these apparitions, Jesus asked that Catholics receive Holy Communion on the First…

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

In this delicious dish, chicken thighs marinate in olive oil, white wine, lemon, and Herbs de Provence. The chicken is then transferred to a skillet and as the chicken cooks…

Herbs de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a multi-purpose spice blend that is made with dried herbs that are commonly grown and used in France’s Provence region. As French cuisine gained popularity in the…

Lavender Biscotti

From vanilla pecan to triple chocolate pistachio, the majority of biscotti I make include some type of nut. This biscotti is different. It still has the crisp crunch of the…

Lavender Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade. I make Lavender lemonade basically the same way I prepare Italian limonata (lemonade). It begins with making a simple syrup…

Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Immaculate Heart of Mary signifies, first of all, the great purity and love of the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary for God. This purity is manifested in her…

Lavender Scones

After visiting Capay Lavender Farm, I knew the first thing I was going to make with lavender was going to be scones. It was a bit of a no-brainer as…
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