Thy Olive Tree Blog

  • The Power of the Rosary: A Personal Testimony

    I had recently converted to Catholicism. Often I would pray the Rosary, but this time was different. Before starting to pray, I could feel a special "burning, prompting, pulsing" in my heart. Words can't really describe it. The closest I can come to explaining it would be that anticipatory excitement you get... like a kid before Christmas morning, or when my husband got back from a six month deployment.
  • Praying the Rosary with a Toddler — One, Eight, One, Fly!

    With two little kiddos, it can be challenging to come up with ways to incorporate our Catholic faith in the every day. It seems there is a lot they are just too young for still. When I proposed praying a decade of the Rosary each night, I’ll admit, I didn’t know if it would stick. But, after a few months, I’m happy to report it’s been quite manageable. For anyone who is interested in giving it a try, here are some things that have worked well for us and some tips for making it fun!
  • The Home Altar: Creating a Dedicated Prayer Space

    A Catholic home altar can help draw us to prayer. Learn tips for building a dedicated prayer space in your home.