“My son, your sins are forgiven.”

“My son, your sins are forgiven.”

"And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw...

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Getting Ready for Lent

Can you believe that Lent begins this coming Wednesday?! Are you ready?? I'm not, but I am slowly getting there.Our Jesus Tree is ready to go! It was so nice to just pull it out of the closet and hang it on the wall, versus the countless hours I spent putting it...

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The Holy Sacrifice

Our friend Marc has just created another beautiful video titled The Holy Sacrifice. He has put together a series of images and video set to the hymn "Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium" by St. Thomas Aquinas.I may be just a tiny bit partial since all of the...

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A Quick Update

I can't believe it is already Thursday!! It has been a busy week, and I just haven't had the time (or motivation) for blogging. Did you know that if you get Strep Throat bad enough, it can turn into a Kidney infection?? I didn't, but that's what happened to hubby this...

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On St. Valentine’s Day

On St. Valentine’s Day

Right now, my girls are coloring Charlotte's lovely picture, the boys are playing "Lord of the Rings" Risk, Snuggles is playing with his "toys," hubby hasn't been feeling well and is in bed (but still found a way to surprise me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers),...

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WoW ~ Week 5

The weeks are flying by, and I am late posting for Weight on Wednesday once again... My life has just been so busy! Most of my free time (and then some) has been spent catching up the bookkeeping for my Aunt's Mini-Market. I was almost a year behind, but it is CAUGHT...

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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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A Little About Me

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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