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Growing in our spiritual life means that we sometimes need to do hard things. Leaving Facebook was one of those things for me. I’ve posted before my main reasons for leaving, but as I’ve been gone these six weeks I’ve been working on attaining greater purity and rectitude of intention with regards to the use …
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She was there when I learned my first prayers, in bed with my mom waiting for Papa to get home, the Sacred Heart of Jesus image in the hallway lit, as we prayed the Angelus and Mommy taught me how to use her Rosary beads. She was there as I was growing up, praying the …
Yesterday after supper, the 6-year-old squeezed himself into the space between me and the back of the couch while I tried to catch up on reading. He does this often, using me alternately as pillow, footrest, jungle gym or whatever else suits his mood and restless muscles. It’s like having a cat except mine’s heavier, …
[In response to Elizabeth’s question.] Why am I still Catholic? First and foremost reason before any other is the Eucharist, where my Savior is fully present: body, blood, soul, and divinity. No other Church can offer me what my Savior, the One who died for ME (and FOR YOU!!) gives me at every Mass. Jesus …
More scraps of meditation while rereading: Page 32. stripped of [their] belongings, knowing that [they] owned something that was better and lasting I’ve only ever been in two situations where I felt so terribly alone and couldn’t cling to anyone else but God. The first was many years ago when we first moved to the …
As I grow in my spiritual life over the years, I find that trying to figure out God and my relationship with Him means trying to figure out my husband. When Fr. Thomas Dubay talked about “heroic”, my first thought was: “My husband! OF COURSE!” My husband isn’t perfect. He’s actually a perfectionist like me, …
Ash Wednesday in our home is a day of radical transformation. There’s an immediate change in atmosphere: the house is quieter, and my teen is playing chant (a rarity these days, for him). I woke up to two kids who have purposely given up their hair for Lent. My 16-yo shaved his head again this …
Eternal God, You have revealed Yourself as the Father of all Life. We praise You for the Fatherly care which You extend to all creation, and especially to us, made in Your image and likeness. Father, extend Your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion, and save them from its destructive power. Give Your …
For All Your Gifts, Father, Our Thanks. For the blessings of hearth and home. For a husband who celebrates his fatherhood with joy and faithfulness For Your gift of life. Especially new life. For the children that surround our table, along with their smiles and squabbles. For the food that You have lovingly provided. For …
Luxury for Mom: Started off the early morning with 1/4 cup of Mariebelle Aztec Hot Chocolate… just enough for me to handle in the dark hours of the dawn… Out of the Mouths of Babes Yena’s Quote of the Month: “Mom, what’s the name of that movie, Princess Diarrhea?” (Princess Diaries)… oh my child, so …
Ora et labora. Pray and work. And so we begin. Lepanto 2008 is still taking pledges for Rosaries to be said these next four years. We’re almost halfway to the goal of 30,000,000 rosaries pledged. Please sign up today. One of the clearest messages this election left me and my family is that we, as …
Prayers for all our statesmen, politicians, and lawyers, and for all of us voting these people into office… V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ, have mercy R. Christ have mercy V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ hear us R. Christ, graciously hear us V. St. Thomas More, …
“Our hearts were made for Thee, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in Thee.” “Sero te amavi pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova!” (Late have I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new!) Lots of reading and activities here. Today, we are remembering St. Augustine. Yesterday, it was his mother‘s …
Well, it’s official. The Summer Cold has invaded our family. Three of us are down. Tonight we allowed our 12-year-old to skip the family Rosary so he can sleep early — we were praying quite late because Dad and I got home around 9:30 from our dinner date (celebrating 18 years and 7 months of …
for Papa and Mama’s continued health. for T and M’s marriage — for strength to persevere through the trials. for A’s conversion, and a life-changing experience. Health for Bong always. Protection from temptation. That people will see him for the wonderful person he is, especially those closest to his heart. Protection for Aisa. And health. …
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