Please join us in praying…

Please join us in praying…

... for Elizabeth Foss and her baby girl. Elizabeth is currently in labor, and her due date is not for another 5 weeks. Please pray for a safe delivery!!Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy...

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Ascension-O-Lantern

I don't think I have mentioned it, but my hubby has been gone all week, and won't be home till tonight. It has made for a challenging week, not to mention the fact that I am once again without a washing machine...Last Sunday, before he left, he and Rascal worked on...

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Learning to Sew

Learning to Sew

Remember that picture I posted of my new sewing machine? Well, thank you ALL for your suggestions, but I must admit, Erica's had the most appeal! So, on Wednesday I put the machine back in the box, loaded up the car, and headed north to the home of my new BFF 😉 to...

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Money well spent…

This past weekend I ran across the following picture as I was looking through a box of childhood photos. I was so excited to find it once again! This photo was taken 17 years ago at our Home School groups All Saints Party! My mom was pregnant with the twins at the...

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Any Guesses…

Any Guesses…

... on who's who in this picture?In fact, how about a bag of M&M's for the first personwith the most correct answers! :o)**I am working on the From Thy Bounty Fair, but it will probably be late tonight before I have it posted. Sorry for the delay! Two of my...

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Fasting and Feasting for All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day

Fasting and Feasting for All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day

C This coming week, on October 31st thru November 2nd, the Church will be celebrating All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls Day (also known as "Days of the Dead"). As we celebrate these feasts, we remember all those who have gone before us, whether they are...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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