A Catholic Magazine for Children

A Catholic Magazine for Children

Do your children have a favorite magazine?  I've been meaning to share about the magazine subscription that we have for our children for awhile now, and was reminded yesterday when our Summer Issue of St. Mary's Messenger arrived in the mail! St....

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My Daybook :: July 30, 2013

My Daybook :: July 30, 2013

Outside my window...it is beautiful!  I'm determined to relax and enjoy the rest of summer, and this glorious warm weather! I am thinking...        about prioritizing.   My body just hasn't been able to keep up with my mind lately!...

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Celebrating St. Anne’s Day

Celebrating St. Anne’s Day

A nameday commemorates the feast of the saint whose name we received at baptism. To the Church's mind, the day of the saint's death is his real feastday, and that is the day usually assigned as his feast--his birthday into heaven. In some countries and in most...

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My Daybook :: July 25, 2012

My Daybook :: July 25, 2012

Outside my window...it is still looking like a campground!  The kids have all been having such a fun time camping in the backyard this week.  We all slept out in the tent on Saturday night, which made me realize that I am now way too old to sleep on the...

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Cupcakes of Catan

Cupcakes of Catan

I'm still working on sorting through all the pictures and creating a post from our oldest son's 12th "Settlers of Catan" themed birthday this past Friday, but I thought I would pop in real and share a few pictures of his "cake."  I decided that, instead of making...

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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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