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Day 19 :: 31 Days With Mary—@Pontifex

Day 19 :: 31 Days With Mary—@Pontifex

I have been struggling with some health changes that I need to make. But I have such internal conflict. On one hand, I want to make these changes, because I know I will feel better. On the other hand, I don’t want to make these changes, because they are so drastic and unconventional. I have moments of clarity and hope. But they can be so fleeting, I can’t grab hold of them long enough to create some good habits. And sometimes, well,…

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Day 16 :: 31 Days With Mary—St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Day 16 :: 31 Days With Mary—St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Today is the Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Jesus gave 12 promises to all those who honor His Sacred Heart, through the apparitions to St. Margaret Mary. They are beautiful to ponder today, on her feast day, and strive to practice everyday! The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart 1.  I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life. 2.  I will establish peace in their families. 3.  I will console them in all their…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mary and Child by Andrey Shishkin A Mother’s Day Reflection … Many things can change and have changed in cultural and social evolution, but there remains the fact that it is the woman who conceives, carries and gives birth to the sons and daughters of men. And this is not simply a biological fact, but also gives rise to a wealth of implications both for the woman herself, for her way of being, and for her relationships, for the way…

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If You Only Knew …

If You Only Knew …

My oldest girl is receiving her First Holy Communion on Saturday. The many of you who replied to my questions were more helpful than you ever will know. I feel like she is prepared and truly understands the importance of what will take place. She is praying a Novena on her own, which is similar to the one Margaret posted yesterday. It is so beautiful to hear her pray these prayers and take this so seriously! And I think that…

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Heaven’s Design

Heaven’s Design

The Eucharist produces impulses of angelic love and has the singular capacity of effecting in souls a holy, instinctive tenderness for the Queen of the angels. She has given us Flesh of her flesh and Bone of her bone, and in the Eucharist she continues to give us this sweet, virginal Heavenly Food. —St. Albert the Great

Above All

Above All

All expressions of love, even the highest and the most profound are verified in the Eucharist. Thus, it is a Love that is crucified, a Love that unites, a Love that adores, a Love that contemplates, a Love that prays, a Love that delightfully satisfies. — Fr. Stefano Manelli, OFM

Half Asleep

Half Asleep

I hear him stir. Oh, maybe he’ll fall back to sleep. The tiredness weighs upon my entire body. A few seconds later, I hear his little cry. He needs me. As much as I love my sleep, I have to remember what I’m here for. Why I’m needed. Who it is that needs my help, comfort and love. What a blessing! How humbling! That this child doesn’t need just anyone; he needs me. I pull myself out of the coziness…

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A New Year

A New Year

Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be In working or in waiting, another year with Thee. Another year of progress, another year of praise, Another year of proving Thy presence all the days. Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace, Another year of gladness, of the glory of Thy face. Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast, Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest. Another year of service, of witness for Thy love, Another year…

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