Little Way of the Family


About Me

My name is Gary Ludlam. I am a Catholic father of four trying to live my vocation of marriage the best I can. By day I work in software engineering. After the kids go to bed – or when I am sitting in a waiting room or ballet or karate studio, I write.

My wife and I are devoted to the sacrament of matrimony. We teach Pre-Cana (marriage preparation) and are always looking for new ways to enhance our own marriage.

Shortly after adopting St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower, as our patron saint, my wife and I began to notice certain phrases cropping up in our family conversation. “That’s not very Little Way,” we would admonish ourselves after giving into the temptation to go out to dinner rather than cook together. “That is very Little Way!” we would say after deciding to spend the day collecting items to give away to charity.

St. Thérèse’s Little Way was developed from the perspective of an individual, a cloistered Carmelite nun. How can a family live the Little Way, when we have no choice but to live out our lives engaged and immersed in a world growing increasingly hostile to the Word of God? That is what I am exploring in this blog. At the very least, it will help me to put my thoughts in order, to become a better husband and father. And maybe, just maybe, someone else might read this and find something useful.


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