Posts tagged Family

American Liturgy

When we came from France, 11 years ago, we started attending mass at the French parish in Washington, DC (St Louis de France) and at the closest American parishes. We wanted to inculturate. Then two of our children attended a Catholic American school (St Jane de Chantal, in Bethesda, MD), and the immersion became more […]

Gift of gratitude

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart Thanksgiving is the very special time of the year, when we think about all our blessings. I believe we should be thinking about them every day—but often in the everyday craziness it’s hard to stop and reflect. It’s hard […]

Former New York EC family looks for h...

Bonjour! We are a French family living in Bordeaux, France, who are looking for a female au pair from mid-January until mid-August to help with our young and growing family! Since we are expecting our third child at the end of April 2018, the au pair will be primarily focused with our children Inès (2.5 […]

Welcome Avila Rose

The Community in Minneapolis has gotten bigger by one! Avila Rose was born to Jacqueline and Patrick Kane. She is much loved and welcomed by all – and especially by her older siblings: Olivia, Virginia, Thomas and Vianney! A little message from Jacqueline: ” Last Saturday – September 30th- we had a healthy baby girl. […]

Welcome a new EC family in Alabama

We are happy to welcome a new EC family in our “deep South”! Meet the Piganeau family: We are a French family that recently moved in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Pierre-Eloi works for a Tire plant as production shop manager and Berenice quit her job as we left France in order to support our 3 daughters in […]

First times

In the northern hemisphere, September is the month of first times. The very first time in primary school, then in middle school, then again in high school, a never ending back-to-school cycle. And then there is the first time in college, and later your first job… Then comes the next step: we take our children […]

Welcoming little Kolbe to the Church

On August 5th, the Twin Cities community was pleased to join two of its members, Tom and Heather Triplett, at the baptism of their fourth son, Kolbe Joseph Triplett. The baptism was presided over by their parish priest, Fr. Nathan LaLiberte, in the same church Heather and Tom were married in only 9 1/2 months […]

From the Heart of a Child

From the Heart of a Child

Yesterday evening, we were doing a late spring family project of repainting the deck by the pool. It was such a wonderful time with my two youngest children F., seven, and J., five. We were taking turns scraping the old paint off and wiping down with a rag the dirty areas and sweeping up the […]