St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes

St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes

Saint Anthony at church Was left in the lurch, So he went to the ditches And preached to the fishes. They wriggled their tails, In the sun glanced their scales. The carps, with their spawn, Are all thither drawn; Have opened their jaws, Eager for each clause. No...

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Celebrating the Assumption

Celebrating the Assumption

Rosary Album: A Visual and Scriptural Meditation of the Rosary, an Easy and Devout Method of Reciting the Rosary is pictured on the left and a page from The Life of Mary for Children is on the right. Who is she ascends so high,Next the heavenly...

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The May Magnificat {and Giveaway Winners!}

The May Magnificat {and Giveaway Winners!}

The May MagnificatMAY is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day; But the Lady Month, May, Why fasten that upon her, With a feasting in her honour? Is it only its being brighter Than the most...

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The Flower by St. Therese

The Flower by St. Therese

The Flower All the earth with snow is covered,Everywhere the white frosts reign;Winter and his gloomy courtiersHold their court on earth again.But for you has bloomed the FlowerOf the fields, Who comes to earthFrom the fatherland of heaven,Where eternal spring has...

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A Poem From My Sis

A Poem From My Sis

My little sister is always writing beautiful poems. On Thanksgiving she gave my husband and I a poem that she had written for us.Thank you Mary!Christ is Always ThereWho knows what God above has planned?Holding the world in the palm of his hand.Creator of all we...

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Defending the Unborn

Defending the Unborn

Not only did my little sister win first place on her last poem,A Mother Mistaken...Another Life Taken,she has just written another amazing poem:An Unheard CallI couldn't make it halfway through without crying.God has given her such a gift with words, I am so glad she...

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On Easter Day

On Easter Day

Easter lilies, Can you hearWhat they whisper, low and clear?In dewy fragrance they unfoldTheir splendor sweet, their snow and gold.Every beauty-breathing bellNews of heaven has to tell.Listen to their mystic voice,Hear, oh mortal, and rejoice!Hark, their soft and...

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Hot Cross Buns!

Hot Cross Buns!

"The Hot Cross Bun is the most famous, and probably the oldest, of the many English buns. Unlike today, when it is to be found throughout Lent, the Hot Cross Bun was originally eaten only on Good Friday. According to tradition, Father Rocliff, a monk and the cook of...

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Spring is here!!

Spring is here!!

March wind is a jolly fellow;He likes to joke and play.He turns umbrellas inside outAnd blows men's hats away.He calls the pussy willowsAnd whispers in each ear,"Wake up you lazy little seeds,Don't you know that spring is here.~Author UnknownHere are a few Spring...

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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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