I know, most people do not think about Ordinary Time has being very exciting, it seems more like we are just going back to the normal way of doing things, without all these extra holidays and feast days and special celebrations. Well….. Ordinary Time may actually not be that “ordinary” as we think of it. There are actually so many wonderful Feast Days and Solemnities that we get to celebrate during this time of green vestments! There are so many saints that we get to learn about and honor, there are so many Feast Days that belong to Our Lord and to Mary during this time as well. We just got done with the month of May, which is dedicated, of course to Mary and to all mothers. But now we are in June and this means a special dedication to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (and the Immaculate Heart of Mary)!! So strap yourselves in, because nothing is every just “ordinary” when it comes to the Catholic Church.
If you want to learn about a different saint every day, this website has been very helpful for me- https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day
If you want to make the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Immaculate Heart of Mary this month, here is a website that will help walk you through it- https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus
If you are like me and life is really crazy busy, sometimes the only quiet time you may have is when you are driving around in the car. If so, then these podcast are an excellent way to get in some prayer and learning time while you are driving around, picking up kids, doing errands, etc.
The Way of the Fathers, I recommend this podcast if you are wanting to learn more about how our Catholic Faith developed during those first hundred years or so after Christ- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93YXlvZnRoZWZhdGhlcnMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwishIC5gYvxAhUXrZ4KHes1BSgQ9sEGegQIARAF
And of course, it is always a treat to listen to Dr. Scott Hahn. Here is his podcast, The Road to Emmaus–https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lbW1hdXNyb2FkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjA2IbCgovxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQaQ
As some of you may know, I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I was thrilled to learn that they now have a podcast featuring the president of the university, Fr. Dave and one of its faculty, Bob Rice. It’s called They That Hope and I am always looking forward to their episodes which air every Wednesday (you can also watch the podcast on the Franciscan University website)- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RoZXl0aGF0aG9wZS9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiY_P6qgovxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQKA
For the ladies- single, married, w/ children, retired, have grandkids, all women- there are so many great resources out there for us as well. I really enjoy listening to Blessed is She– they are on YouTube and have a podcast as well: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlessedisShe/featured
Let Love and Abiding Together are two more great podcasts for us women as well- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3Npc3RlcnNvZmxpZmUvZmVlZC54bWw?sa=X&ved=0CAkQ9sEGahgKEwiotri5gYvxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQ1wE
Hope these are helpful for you. If you would like more suggestions or have any questions about anything, feel free to send me an e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org.