*Almost* Excommunicated

As you have all probably noticed, I am not a very good writer. In fact, before my application to Christendom, I think that the last paper or essay that I had written was way back in 5th grade. It just wasn't something my mom made me do, and I was fine with that... It...

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First Blessings

First Blessings

After the Ordination, we headed to the basement of the Cathedral for the reception, to receive First Blessings, and with the right disposition, plenary indulgences, from the newly ordained priests.Following the Bishop, or Cardinal in this case, that presided over the...

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The Ordination

The Ordination

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, May 30th, 2008, in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, His Eminence, Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos ordained four members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter , including my...

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At the Hotel

At the Hotel

On day 6 of our trip we pretty much spent the whole day at the hotel, just visiting with my hubby's parents and getting ready for the Ordination the next day.The kids were SO excited to see their Grandparents and be able to spend some time with them.The kids were also...

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No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn

We arrived into Lincoln, Nebraska at about 4pm on May 26th. We had reservations at the Embassy Suites downtown. However, when we arrived a number of things went wrong.Prior to the trip, I called many hotels looking for a place to stay that would work well for a family...

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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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