Build a Blessing Box for Neighbors in Need

  They go by many names, but they’re often known as Blessing Boxes—little charitable dispensaries that people set up in public places for those in need. But as the women behind the movement will tell you, the boxes are a … Read More

6 Ways Kids Can Learn from Blessed Father Stanley Rother

    American Father Stanley Rother was an ordinary man who used his skills and talents to be extraordinary for the Church. Use his story of selfless love for the poor of Guatemala’s highlands to inspire you to be extraordinary … Read More

What Our Family Did to Fight Poverty This Week

  Our family’s participation in Catholic Charities’ #End45 campaign started with a trip to our local food bank and community center. Here’s what we learned.   by Heidi Indahl This past September, Catholic Charities USA began a social media campaign … Read More

Invite the Poor to Your Family’s Table

“As a sign of Christ’s love (Christians) will on occasion invite the poor to their own table,” the Catholic Book of Blessings says in its introduction to table blessings. Are you ready to expand the size of your family meal … Read More

Motherhood, Hospitality, and the Catholic Worker: Vocations That Heal

  The vocation to hospitality seems to me the heart of these two realities: mothering and being a Catholic Worker. And like any vocation, a vocation to hospitality, rightly discerned and truly lived, heals. by Susan Windley-Daoust   MANY YEARS … Read More