Over the years people have told me (usually in explaining why they don’t bother with church anymore), “I don’t get anything out of the Mass.” I’ve been hearing it again recently by several different people. This is a sad statement. It tells me that the person saying this doesn’t understand what the Mass
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That’s a hard question and I don’t have an easy answer to it. It is something that I struggle with which is why I think the Lord lead me to make “trust” as my focus word for 2013. I clearly need the practice!
The scripture that stands out most to me in regards
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Mary: Her Faith
“If our faith is weak, we should turn to Mary. St. John tells us that it was because of the miracle that Christ performed, at his mother’s request, at the marriage feast at Cana, that ‘his disciples learned to believe in him’
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Do you have loves ones away from the faith? I do. I have family members who haven’t been inside a church for years. I pray and pray sometimes and wonder if they will ever “get it”. It can be disheartening at times. But, God knows. He is in charge. With faith, we must believe they
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There are so many people who are suffering terribly and/or on the brink of despairing. Many of these people have little or no faith or understanding of God’s infinite love and mercy. Many of these people are crushed with disappointment, illness, or tragedy. Many have faced hard-knocks or seemingly insurmountable struggles.
So today, I am
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If it wasn’t Sunday, it would be the memorial of the beheading of St. John the Baptist.
“Now Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, for John had said to him , It is not lawful for you to
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Catchy title, eh? I don’t claim to truly have the secret to holiness, obviously. However, I think that as I’ve been getting older, I’ve discovered the secret of holiness for me.
In reality, holiness is nothing more that a deep, living and personal relationship with God. We get to know God through liturgical and personal
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This weekend we went to visit my husband’s Auntie Ceil who is ill. It was quite a trip being six hours away, but so worth it! My in-laws (father-in-law is Auntie Ceil’s brother) drove down from NJ with my husband’s grandmother who is visiting from Italy and Auntie Ceil’s other brother and his wife in
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For a long time it has been in my heart to begin a blog. However, up until now, the timing wasn’t right. So here I am finally writing my first post. I hope that my writings will be a blessing to others, especially to other Catholic home-keepers like me.
As you can see, the appearance
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