Please Pray for our Priests

Yesterday I received an email from my dear mother-in-law asking us to keep my husband's oldest brother in our prayers and wanted to ask you all to do the same.  As she said in her email, ""The truth will set you free" and it will also get you in trouble....

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The Year for Priests Lap Book

The Year for Priests Lap Book

In honor of The Year for Priests, my boys have been studying the priesthood and creating Year of the Priests Lap Books. You may remember me hosting a giveaway for this wonderful Year of Priests Faith Folder last June.In addition to the studying/completing the...

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On the Feast of St. Rita

On the Feast of St. Rita

Today was the feast of St. Rita and one of my brother-in-law's 6th Anniversary to the Priesthood! Happy Anniversary Father! Another one of my husband's brothers will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of his ordination on May 30th, and yet another brother will...

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Happy Anniversary!

Today is my brother-in-law's first anniversary as a priest! The following video was made by a friend of ours using pictures from Father's ordination. I thought I would share it with you all today. Isn't it beautiful!?!Happy Anniversary Father!!!

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50 Years a Priest

50 Years a Priest

On March 14, 2009 Fr. Carmelo Mifsud celebrated 50 years as a priest of God. Here is a short video tribute to his life. It was created by our friend Marc and presented last night, at the lovely Anniversary dinner we attended, in his honor:Father Carmelo has been such...

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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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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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