Cheryl Hernandez

Cheryl HernandezCheryl Hernández and her husband of more than 30 years, Kevin, live in Florida. They have nine children, including a daughter who is a Servant Sister. They are lay members of the Home of the Mother.

Is your life chaotic right now? If it is, then you are in good company. Many families have been turned upside down these past few weeks. Children, forced home from school and all their activities, are trying to finish their classes online, going stir crazy, and getting on each other’s nerves. Parents are trying to work from home so they can keep their jobs, and new stressful regulations are keeping us further away from our church, the Sacraments, family, and friends. 

For many years now, our family has attended a Holy Week retreat led by priests and sisters of an order near and dear to our hearts. It has become the highlight of our year, not just because of the opportunity to get together with other Catholic families, but because of the powerful way it enables us to truly live the Triduum. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:58

Seven Daily Habits to Help Grow in Holiness

Fulfilling our Sunday obligation by going to Mass is the bare minimum we are asked to do as Catholics. But is this enough? The reality is that we live in a broken world, and we are trying to raise our children in increasingly secular, unholy times. But God still calls us to holiness! He tells us to “Pray always and do not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). We need to power up — gain as much strength and grace as possible to do this momentous job of raising a holy family in today’s world — and to do it with joy and hope.

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:54

Bringing Back the Family Dinner Hour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the family dinner? You know, when everyone —  mom and dad, and all the kids, are sitting down — at the same time around the kitchen table, enjoying a meal together? If you haven’t, perhaps it’s because you are one of the few — and I do mean few — families who make having dinner together a regular event. But the unfortunate fact is, most families today don’t.

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