No Controversy? Yeah, Right…

Have you seen this yet? Melinda Gates and the big-time abortion providers are trying to force contraceptives on the poor women of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

To learn more and  share the facts, go to the Human Life International website.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (July 10, 2011)

Here’s this week’s contributions toRAnn’s weekly Sunday Snippet meme(As always, come check out other Sunday Snippet posts, or join in with your own):

Ten Family Fun Things to do in New Jersey

Going Back in Time (Wordless Wednesday)

You are Precious (my first YouTube video for Simple Catholic Living)

Finding Joy, Week Two

The Crowd or the Cross: Which will You Follow?

On Friday, Off the Beaten Trek wrote a touching post on Voices for Fearless Friday. In the post she shared a beautiful YouTube video that I want to share with you.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (September 26)

My husband had a few days off of work this week so I didn’t post much:

On Monday I posted an inspirational video that I found on Youtube about Nick Vujicic; a man born without arms or legs.

On Fearless Friday, I posted a prayer for all those who may be tempted to despair.

Write a post of your own posts this week and post it over at RAnn’s blog.

Saint Jeanne Jugan: Champion of the Aged

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: theirs is the kingdom of God.” Matthew 5:3

Today (August 30) is the feast of an amazing woman: Saint Jeanne Jugan. She isn’t very well known yet, but deserves to be! She dedicated her life to taking care of the elderly poor and in doing that, she founded the religious congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

What a lot of people reading this don’t know is, I spent eight years with the Little Sisters of the Poor discerning a vocation with them. It was a wonderful experience, and even though I am called to marriage and family, I have never regretted the time I spent with the Sisters. It was there, of course, that I got to know Saint Jeanne, back when she was still a “Blessed”.

Saint Jeanne Jugan is a true witness and example for our time. In a world where life is often disregarded and the elderly are often ignored or deemed a nuisance, Saint Jeanne Jugan – and the Little Sisters of the Poor – shine out like a bright star.

I invite to you check out this youtube video which outlines the life of Saint Jeanne Jugan and the work of the Little Sisters (It’s about 10 minutes, but well worth the time spent!):

(This post is linked to Saints & Scripture Sundays.)

Have You Seen the “Mom Song” Yet?

If not, here’s your chance. 🙂 This YouTube video is so funny and yet so SPOT ON! I’ll re-watch this every once in a while when I need a laugh. Enjoy!