The First Saint of Ireland

The First Saint of Ireland

"Of all green Ireland's saints, Ciaran of Saighir was first. Born on Cape Clear Island at the very beginning of the sixth century, his first years were spent in prayer and worship to a God whose name he did not know. Called to Rome, he traveled the long and dangerous...

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Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

It was a very exhausting busy weekend... Snuggles cried from 1am-5am three nights in a row. All he wanted was some snuggling, he wanted to be held and rocked in the recliner... After 3 nights though, I was worried that his ears might be infected. (He has been prone to...

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Our Lady of Altagracia

Our Lady of Altagracia

With the Christmas season over, we have put away our Christmas Mosaic, and pulled out Catholic Mosaic once again. As I have mentioned many times before, we just love Catholic Mosaic. In fact, before Catholic Mosaic, I had never heard of Our Lady of Altagracia, whose...

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A Saint and his Lion

A Saint and his Lion

Today, our Catholic Mosaic study lead us to read A Saint and His Lion: The Story of Telka of Ethiopia. The kids all loved the story, and were especially intrigued by the lion that St. Telka befriended.After coloring their stained glass pictures, from the Catholic...

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Oooohhh!! A Book Walk!!

I am so excited!! Cay is hosting a Book Walk tomorrow over at Cajun Cottage Under the Oaks. The book that will be given away is none other than "Christmas Mosaic!" I can't wait to participate. Christmas Mosaic is on my list of "books to buy" and will be released at...

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A Special Day.. for more than one reason!

A Special Day.. for more than one reason!

Today, October 2nd, is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels.It is an extra special day at our home since it is also the Anniversary of our wedding, 8 years (and 5 kids) ago today!I was just surprised with a beautiful arrangement of flowers that my husband had...

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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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