Tasty Tuesday – Watermelon Recipe Roundup for Summer!

Watermelon Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Some people scream for ice cream but give me a hunk of juicy, ripe watermelon any day!  Sticky sweet, it is refreshing and soooo satisfyingly summer. We asked our favorite bloggers to share their best watermelon recipes and the results will keep you happily munching watermelon for the rest of the season! Watermelon Candy by […] Read more »

10 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

Higher temperatures, more physical activity and plenty of time in the outdoors means that we need to stay hydrated and make sure the kiddos are drinking enough water. Also, some age groups, like smaller children and older adults are at a higher risk for dehydrating, as well as those with medical conditions.  Exercise and hot […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Summer Tomato Recipes

Tomato Recipe Roundup from 4virtu

Just like Summer Peach recipes, summer tomato recipes are flooding our senses and bellies – hopefully! The August harvest of summer tomatoes is one of the most delicious of the year. Don’t forget to get enough to preserve for use this winter! How are you using summer tomatoes in your recipes this summer? Summer Tomato […] Read more »

Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day and New Evangelization

Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a  formal feast on the church’s liturgical calendar. St. Mary Magdalene is being recognized for her role as the first to witness Christ’s resurrection and as a “true and authentic evangelizer”. In the article for the Vatican newspaper, Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the […] Read more »

Summer Vegetable Recipes – Are you ready?

Summer vegetables are starting to come in.  Farmer’s Markets are opening across the country in anticipation of summer crops.  I am ready!  How about you?  So many good things are coming into season – check out what’s in season for June, July, and August and create your summer recipes accordingly! After the long winter, what […] Read more »

Super Summer Popsicle Recipes

A wonderful way to cool down as the temps climb is popsicles! They are fun to make and fun to eat – make it a summer project. We have healthy choices as well as some that are a bit more indulgent – gummy bears anyone? How are you staying cool as summer approaches? Gummy Bear and […] Read more »

Charitable Works Are Key Part of the New Evangelization

“Faith without charity bears no fruit, while charity without faith would be a sentiment constantly at the mercy of doubt. Faith and charity each require the other, in such a way that each allows the other to set out along its respective path. Indeed, many Christians dedicate their lives with love to those who are […] Read more »

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes – Celebrate MOM!

Happy Mothers Day Recipes

This weekend is the special day to celebrate MOM and a delicious meal is a great way to do that!  This quote reminds us how much Moms do for us every single day: Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.  Cheryl Lacey Donovan Share your favorite way to celebrate […] Read more »

Tasty Toast Recipes for Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Toast Recipes for Tasty Tuesday from 4virtu Blog

Remember the days when cinnamon toast or preserves were the most exciting thing to happen to your bread in the morning? Not anymore! Toast is getting a much-needed (and really delicious!) makeover. And it isn’t just for breakfast – try it for lunch or as a power snack. How do you dress up your toast? Share […] Read more »

Steps to Invite the New Evangelization into Your Life

Greg Willits did a wonderful in-depth piece on New Evangelization for Catholic Digest that has important steps for Catholics to invite New Evangelization into their lives.  John Paul II coined the phrase in 1979 on his historic visit to Poland and it has been fully embraced by Pope Francis. Greg’s suggestions are real-world steps to […] Read more »