Posts by Catherine

Herbs de Provence Vinaigrette

Italians, as a rule only dress salad greens with extra-virgin olive oil, a splash of vinegar or lemon juice, a sprinkling of sea salt and a few grinds of pepper.…
A Lenten Prayer

Lentil Soup

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…

Grilled Romaine Salad

Romaine grows well in the Mediterranean climate. The name “romaine” suggests that the lettuce might have originated in Rome. This lettuce is more than just a tasty leaf that adds…

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Refuge of Sinners, we who belong to the Marian Movement consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your…

Come Holy Spirit

“Come, Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your well-beloved Spouse.” This is a beautiful prayer invoking the Holy Spirit through the…

Prayers Before Confession

Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten my mind that I may clearly know my sins. Move my heart that I may be sincerely sorry for them, honestly confess them and firmly resolve…

Marian Doxology

The Marianist Doxology is a short prayer that celebrates the honor and glory given to the Holy Trinity through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. It is rooted in Marianist spirituality, which emphasizes…

The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Novena

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are, according to Catholic Tradition, wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of God. The standard interpretation has been the one that St. Thomas Aquinas worked out in…

How We Will Be Saved on the Last Day

Communion is a sacred moment, and the following meditation invites us to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice and our relationship with Christ. It was written by Blessed Honoratus…

The Month of Mary

The month of May is the “month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of…

Pentecost

The word “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word for “fiftieth.” In ancient Jewish tradition, Pentecost was a feast day known as the Feast of Weeks, which was celebrated the…

In God’s Hands

In concluding this morning’s praying of the Magnificat, was the meditation of the day, which I felt was so profound I wanted to share it with you. It was written…

Roasted Vegetable & Cheese Panini with Balsamic Glaze

This is a hearty, soul-satisfying sandwich and takes your typical grilled cheese to another level. Healthy and flavorful roasted vegetables layered between your favorite cheese on slices of brioche are…

Asparagus Ham & Cheese Strata

Whenever I am having family/friends over for brunch, I like to prepare a dish that can be put together, baked in the oven and makes several servings. Quiche, frittata and…

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas

This is such a simple, healthy and delicious soup, that you will want to make it again and again. Roasting the cauliflower is an important step as cauliflower develops caramelized…

Sicilian Lemon Ricotta Cake

Fiori di Sicilia, meaning flowers of Sicily in Italian, is one of my favorite ingredients. I use it in biscotti, my Sicilian olive oil cake, and panettone bread pudding. It…

Passiontide

Passiontide: beginning on Passion Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent, consists of the final two weeks of Lent – Passion Week and Holy Week During Passiontide, the crucifixes, statues, and…

Tomato Soup with Parmesan Roasted Croutons

If you are a tomato soup fan, this hearty and healthy version will become one of your favorites. Pureed cannellini beans add fiber and body, making this soup more filling…

Mary’s Way of the Cross

The photo above is the exquisite work of art by Michelangelo Buonarroti. I have had the great fortune of viewing this magnificent sculpture of Carrara marble many times at St.…