September CatholicMom column up! And research for my next one

My September column at CatholicMom posted today: Honoring St. Rita!

In the novena to St. Rita I frequently say (almost exactly the same as this one), there’s a part that says, “We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify, thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever.” This article (informed by this post) is my little way of trying to do that.


Additionally, last month I wrote about religious name changes for women, and I’d love to do a similar one for men. I’ve written about some here, here, here, and here, and I’d love to know what you all know about this practice. Do you know any brothers or priests who changed their names? Can you share any information about the process of choosing or receiving a new name? Thanks for your help!


3 thoughts on “September CatholicMom column up! And research for my next one

  1. Our son’s Godfather is a Dominican brother who kept his name given to him by his parents. Both his first and middle names are pretty great to be honest…Another Dominican brother we know changed his name and has a cool story. His father had wanted to name him “I” but his mother wanted “B”, and he was named “B””I”. When he made his first vows, he took on the name Brother “I” since he always liked the name and associated saints just like his father did. (I used initials to protect this brother friends identity, but I can try to get you in contact with him if you’d like to include his story with his revealed names.)

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