Celebrating Candlemas

Celebrating Candlemas

“Our lighted candles are a sign of the divine splendor of the one who came to expel the dark shadows of evil and to make the whole universe radiant with the brilliance of his eternal light. Our candles also show how bright our souls should be when we go to meet...

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Candlemas Day, Fair and Bright

Candlemas Day, Fair and Bright

O Blessed Mother, the sword is already in your heart. You foreknow the future of the Fruit of your womb. May our fidelity in following Him through the coming mysteries of His public life bring some alleviations to the sorrows of your maternal heart.Traditionally...

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Candlemas Cookies

Candlemas Cookies

showerofroses: Even the high schoolers show up when there are cookies involved 😉  You can find our Candlemas Cookies with Drip Plates in the archives and over at Catholic Cuisine. "We often think we receive graces and are divinely illuminated by means...

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Advent Candles

Advent Candles

Every September my mom goes on her annual Lay Benedictine retreat at Mount Angel Abbey. For years she would pick up a set of their gorgeous Advent candles for me. Oh, I miss those beautiful candles (pictured at the top of this post - which they no longer...

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Celebrating Candlemas

Celebrating Candlemas

‎"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." ~ St. Francis of AssisiTraditionally called Candlemas, candles are blessed on this day to help us remember the words of holy Simeon who called the babe in his arms, "A light to...

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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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