Girls in White Dresses

Girls in White Dresses

On this coming Friday, January 13th (the traditional feast of the Baptism of Our Lord) our newest blessing is going to be baptized by his Uncle, who will fly in for a quick overnight visit just for this occasion.Yesterday morning our oldest two daughters met with our...

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The King of the Golden City

The King of the Golden City

The St. Philomena Foundation has recently released The King of the Golden City on a 2 CD set!  The original version, which was only available on cassette (and was our first introduction to this beautiful story), has been completely digitally remastered and...

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Ten Commandments Lap Book

Ten Commandments Lap Book

Update: You can find our most recent Ten Commandments Lap Book, along with links to the printable documents I created here. Last month, Rascal made a Ten Commandments Lap Book, as he was preparing for his First Confession. The idea came from The Ultimate Lap Book...

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Real Quick…

Real Quick…

...I wanted to share one more picture from Sunday.This simple breakfast was shared by Tracy during our First Communion Celebrations Fair at Catholic Cuisine! Rascal *loved* it, and it was so very easy and doable even at the last minute! Thank you Tracy!

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A First Holy Communion

A First Holy Communion

Quinquagesima Sunday ~ February 22, 2009 (February 22 is also the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, which I thought was special since Father recently came back from giving tours in Rome of St. Peter's tomb!)"My First Holy Communion!" Our Family and our First...

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“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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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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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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