Tag Archives: St. Augustine

St. Monica, pray for us

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Parents’ Not So Little Helper

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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Adventures with St. Augustine – Part 4

Here are Adventures with St. Augustine, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. As he outlines in Book IX, Augustine’s life changes dramatically after his epic conversion in the garden.  First of all, he quits his job, discovers the Psalms … Continue reading

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If Only…………

We’re a peculiar bunch, we humans.  Most of us never seem to be satisfied with our lot in life.  No matter how good or how bad, we instinctively reach out for something more. As someone who wears many different hats … 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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