Celebrating Michaelmas

Celebrating Michaelmas

Angel of peace! come, Michael, to our aid, Thou who didst once chase discord from the sky; Come, calm those boisterous passions that have made Such havoc here as they have made on high; Drive strife and rancor to their kindred gloom, To Hell,...

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Art Angel Gallery {Sponsored Giveaway}

Art Angel Gallery {Sponsored Giveaway}

Art Angel Gallery jewelry designs are born of a love for art and faith. Owner and designer Raphael Fitzgerald holds an M.A. in Art History and specializes in vintage holy card jewelry.Raphael has generously offered to give away the following handmade bracelets and...

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Pope Francis Visits the Home

Pope Francis Visits the Home

Knowing how Pope Francis likes to mingle with the crowds, the kids decided to insert another stop into his American visit. In his surprise fashion, Pope Francis made an impromptu detour to our home.They readied the place for him by building a cathedral with their...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas

5 Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas

The feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels, traditionally known as Michaelmas, is coming up on September 29th. Today I'm sharing 5 Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas over at TAN Homeschool!In addition to my post over at TAN Homeschool you can find...

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On the Feast of Saint Matthew

On the Feast of Saint Matthew

Saint Matthew from Catholic Folk ToysYou can find the recipe over at Catholic Cuisine... Matthew from The Twelve Apostles by Marianna Mayer... or just pick up some PayDay bars! (but my kiddos all say the homemade bars are "SO. MUCH. BETTER!" I wouldn't...

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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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