Category Archives: Blessed Mother

A Child’s Song of Praise

If it’s Tuesday evening, then my ten-year old daughter has choir practice.  She’s one of a few dedicated children at our parish who lend their enthusiastic voices each week at Sunday Mass.  I’m one of the harried parents who rush … Continue reading

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World Day of Prayer for the Sick/Pope Benedict Resigns

This is part of Pope Benedict’s message for World Day of Prayer for the Sick, 2013.  You can read the rest of the text here. “I entrust this Twenty-first World Day of the Sick to the intercession of Our Lady … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Prayers

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation that showed much promise into a state of uncertainty.  My child was visibly disappointed and frustrated.  All I could … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother Of God

I tried to write a post about the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  Tried and failed, three times!  My writing doesn’t do our Blessed Mother justice, so I will let people more worthy than I express what I can’t. … Continue reading

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Pueri Concinite: A Sublime Christmas Carol

This Christmas carol was composed by Austrian musician Johann Von Herbeck (1831-1877).  The live performance features Les Choristes in the Palais des Congrès de Paris with soloist Jean Baptiste Maunier. Latin Pueri concinite, nato regi psallite! Voce pia dicite: “apparuit … Continue reading

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Silence Amid Chaos

I attended a half-day Advent conference entitled The Silence of Mary.  The morning was a much needed retreat from the maddening rush and noise of a city caught up in pre-Christmas frenzy.  It was also the day after the horrific … Continue reading

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Visits To The Blessed Sacrament

After her death, St. Teresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns bearing an important message:  “There should be no difference as far as purity and love are concerned, between the blessed in Heaven and the faithful on Earth, … Continue reading

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“Do This By Your Merits, O My Jesus”

In his efforts to direct me through the Year of Faith, Wise Friend handed me a small book and said, “Pray this and propagate it on your blog.”  The  book is called Visits To The Blessed Sacrament And The Blessed … Continue reading

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The Inconvenience Of God

My dear friend is going to Rome, but not for a holiday.   She was named to the General Council of her  Religious Order and their Mother House is in Rome.  She will be there for five years, engaging in … Continue reading

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The Hope That Is In You

Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you.  (1 Peter 3:15) Usually, the word “hope” is used in a secular context.  “I hope mom makes pizza … Continue reading

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