Food & Home

Shoes for St. Nick

This children's craft reminds us all of the real-life saint behind Santa Claus By Patricia Majher It's easy amid the commercialization of the Christmas season to forget that Santa Claus has his origins in a third-century bishop of our faith named St. Nicholas.

A candle for remembering

By Michelle Sessions DiFranco With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, it’s hard not to get caught up in everything that is, well, all about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Heck, how can we not, when we’re so bombarded with sights and sounds all around us? Set foot into the realm of…

Blessed biscotti

Bake a batch of the sweet treat even St. Francis let himself enjoy By Michelle Sessions DiFranco What do a modern-day professor from Canada and a 13th-century saint from Italy have in common? The answer, improbably enough, is a cookbook, called Cooking with the Saints: An Illustrated Treasury of Authentic…

A tisket, a tasket, a spiritual lift in a gift basket

By Michelle Sessions DiFranco Not long ago, a friend of mine was sharing how down she was feeling. She was pondering a litany of New Age remedies for her slump. At the end of our talk, she suggested that we go and get a pedicure together to help get her…