Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier
Incarnational stories - the stories we tell each other about how faith has acted in our lives - bring the Gospels to life. These large or small incidents reveal how God works in our lives help us grow in faith, recount the 'teaching moments' God has offered us, and share our inspiration and encouragement.
Tell Us a Story!
Tell us how you the teachings of the Church have acted in your life, what moment suddenly made the Gospels ring true and clear. If someone asked; "Have you ever seen a miracle?" or "What makes the sacraments important to you?" What would you tell them? Share your family's wisdom (and foolishnesses) with the other Domestic Church readers. Thank you!
|Advent & Christmas Stories||Stories of Epiphany||Stories of Lent & Easter|
|Stories of St. Joseph||Stories of Mary||Angel Stories|
Stories by Title
- † A Miracle of
Advent Candles by Madeleine Hogue Rabideau.
' Not a sparrow shall fall' or a set of Advent Candles be the wrong sizes. God's incredible love and care for us is revealed in this story of a little incident.
A Visit From the Christ
Child by F.R. Duplantier
A father's tale of how he reclaimed Christmas for his family.
The Black Horse by Paul
A traditional French-Canadian tale, told by our 'answer man' Paul Fournier.
- Christmas in Cologne, 1918. by Paul Fournier
Showing Us The Way by
Christmas story showing how wisdom is often mistaken for utter foolishness.
Golden Christmas Slippers
by Terry Hudson
A true story of the true message of Christmas.
For Always by Unknown
A heart-wrenching story of newly discovered faith in Russia.
A Hint for Next Christmas, by
A humorous solution to the gift-giving dilemma.
I've learned... by H.
Jackson Brown, Jr.
Wisdom shared through the ages exerpted from his very popular books titled Live & Learn & Pass It On Volumes I, II, or III published by Rutledge Hill Press USA. Humour.
- Christmas in a Barn by Catherine Fournier.
Building a Skating Rink by
It's a 'Dad' thing - how a Dad teaches his children some valuable lessons about life and perseverance.
- A Child's Christmas at Home by Catherine Fournier
- Calling Cards From
Heaven by Julie Ann Warth-Brown
A woman's love of antique holy cards images leads her to a very special vocation.
Into Egypt by Catherine Fournier
A story of family adventure, faith journeys and God's Providence even when unexpected.
- Blessed are the Pure of Heart by Alexa S.
A widow's tale of her husband's life and happy death.
- Our Life With NFP by
James and Ellie Hrkach
A short story revealing that living with NFP really isn't as hard as some would have us believe.
- Why I Have So Many Kids. by Catherine Fournier.
My conversion story. In it, I relate how through the growth of my family, my understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith and my vocation in it, also grew.
Saint Anthony Story by Loretta O'Donovan.
A humorous account of how Saint Anthony helped find a faithful woman the husband she had prayed for.
- The House That Love Built, by Geraldine Hertz.
A wonderful story of how a family worked hard and made a dream come true - and learned what dreams are for at the same time.
- Pay Attention to the
Lord! by Victoria Ann Noel.
A teacher tells of an unexpected result of prayer.
Lost in the Laundry
by Maria Peceli
who tells how laundry helps her learn her true tasks in life.
Culture of Life Triumphs Amidst Hopeless Odds, by Kelly Bowring
A husband and wife tell the story of their daughter's short life and death due to an ectopic pregnancy.
- Ectopic Myopic
by James Hrkach
A counter article in response to 'The Culture of Life Triumphs Amidst Hopeless Odds' by Kelly Bowring (listed above.)
Little Souls in Heaven by Ellie Hrkach
A story about the loss of miscarriage, the joy of children, and the growth in following God's will.
- I Will if I Have To, but
Please Don't Ask Me.(My Gethsemane) by Catherine Fournier
How I learned, yet again, to relinquish my whiteknuckled grip on control and trust God.
- The Power of A
Book by Rhynnah S. Bayne
A conversion story telling of the persistence of God.
- Winter Coats by Catherine Fournier.
A story of the joy and satisfaction we gain while teaching our children about the sacraments - especially Confession.
Little Therese by Pat Callahan.
A wonderful story of an adoption, and of the adventure and power of prayer.
Rachel Mourned by Marianna Bartold.
A story of a homebirth without a happy ending. This is also a story of the mistakes we can make when we trust our human nature and understanding too much, and God's too little.
Underestimate by Unknown.
A story about love, learning what it is and its power.
- Bread Instead
of Stones by Doug McManaman.
A fictional (?) account of a conversation between a definitely not orthodox priest and a well informed but confused layman. Ironic humour.
Pink T-Shirt by Catherine Fournier.
Who invented the word 'happy' anyway?
- Treasures That Don't Tarnish by Phil Dupuis.
A dad tells of a treasure hunt with his children, and the real treasures they find everyday.
- A Wedding in the Family, by Don Ellis.
and Fathering by Allen Browning.
How Karate teaches more than self-defense.
- A Day in
Catholic Marriage by Catherine Fournier
An account of a normal family day of a Stay at Home Mother, the trials, joys, teaching moments and service.
Running Taps by Catherine Fournier.
The Origin of Sin and the experimental method.
- A Ragged Bunch and A Motley Crew by Echo Lewis. A wonderful, heartwarming story of love, forgiveness and healing for children, serialized for summer reading. Soon to be published in book form from Domestic Church Books.
Motherhood by Eliie Hrkach.
A mom reflects how her imperfect life is helping her achieve true perfection.
- A Spiritual Exercise in Flexibility by Maria Peceli. A mother tells the story of an 'ordinary' day, one in which when her plans go awry, God's plan is revealed.
- Watch What God Can Do by Maria Peceli. Every mother of a generous family knows this one: 'I get comments wherever I go and I am floored by what people think is acceptable conversation.'
- My Little House Without the Prairie Still Has Room To Grow by Maria Peceli. In reading Laura Ingall Wilder's books we learn they measured success by introspection growing in virtue and love for one another. How do we measure success today?
Medjugorje and Me by
A "nagging" Father and a persistent Mother brought this woman closer to the Church.
- From Catholicism to
CATHOLICISM by Carole Asselin.
Sometimes a conversion takes place within the Church.
- An Ordinary Tree by Alicia Parendo.
What is a miracle? Are they rare and unearthly, or are they common and made from the ordinary stuff of our lives?
A Promise Fulfilled.
The story of a woman who returned to the Church and discovered that she had been the instrument of fulfilling Mary's promise.
Football and The Rosary
by Dave Tyrrell.
A proud father describes how the praying of the Rosary contributed to his son's professional football career.
Scripture as Truth:
Learning James 1:17 by Mary Jane Keppler.
A laywomen tells of how her trip to Medjugorje and the simple gifts she brought with her taught her how the Holy Spirit cares for us so well.
- A Beautiful Woman by Catherine Fournier.
Give Me Children by
A powerful story of faith and love.
Plucked from the Fire by
More of the amazing inspiring story of this family's adoptions.
It Started With Noticing
the Inconsistencies by Susan Formica.
A conversion story
Funerals by Kathy Stewart.
A mother tells of her young daughter's encounter with funeral traditions.
- Miracle through the intercession of Mary by Melissa Cisneros
A young mother describes how the intercession of Mary saved her son from a serious illness.
- The Lord Looks at the Heart by Unknown.
A touching story about the beauty of a soul.
- The House at Ephesus
by Paula Sandlak
A conversion story.
eight-year old explains God by Unknown.
Out of the mouths of babes....
List by Unknown.
By now a well-known story on the web, but one that always bears repeating.
Test by Unknown.
Also known and loved in many emailings, but with a message well worth remembering.
Pilgrim's Story by Catherine Doherty.
Another faith-rich story from Catherine Doherty.
- A Child's Angel by
Imaginary account of God's conversation with a worried soul about to be born.