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When it comes to giving, less is more

When it comes to giving, less is more

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every year my sister and I make the same promise to each other. “One year, we’re not going to do presents at all,” we declare over the phone. “And it will be the best Christmas ever.”

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Move to meet people with love — even around the family table

Move to meet people with love — even around the family table

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religion and politics. The two subjects you’re supposed to avoid in polite conversation.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Honoring the Real Presence

Honoring the Real Presence

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

“You are so precious,” she whispered to the baby in my arms.

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Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

Sharpen your pencils for the school of love

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you know the family is a school of love?

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Attention in an age of distraction

Attention in an age of distraction

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Behold” is my favorite word in Scripture. Every time it shows up, we’re summoned to snap to attention and take notice. God is about to do something new. Let’s not miss it.

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In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

My husband is down in the kitchen, cooking eggs for our four boys. From upstairs, I hear him serve up a little extra on the side: a classic dad joke about “makin’ bacon.” As I smirk to myself, I can practically hear our sons roll their eyes.

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The women who stayed

The women who stayed

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The women were the ones who stayed. I regret to say that I missed this for most of my life.

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This is our night for telling stories

This is our night for telling stories

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priest moved slowly through the shivering crowd, huddled around a roaring fire on the steps of the church, bracing ourselves against the biting wind.

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Food for the journey

Food for the journey

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Bring double the snacks. Leave half the clothes.”

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Wanting what Jesus is doing

Wanting what Jesus is doing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I want some of that — what Jesus is doing.”

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Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

January dawns, fresh and clean. The beginning of a new year.

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