St. Jerome and the Lion

St. Jerome and the Lion

 "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best." - St. JeromeOur leftover Michaelmas Cupcakes are always turned into lions for the Feast of St. Jerome... The kids and I were laughing at how much my...

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St. Jerome and the Lion

St. Jerome and the Lion

At the end of each September, I love turning our leftover Michaelmas Cupcakes into the face of a lion for the kids to enjoy while we read the legend of St. Jerome and the Lion. You can find many options for today's feast listed in our September Book Basket. This year...

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St. Jerome and the Lion

St. Jerome and the Lion

'God be with me,' he prayed, but still the lion came on, roaring to split the sky, but now his tone seemed to the Saint more hurt than angry; and then he saw this lion limped on three legs, one front paw hung swollen, bleeding, and misery had so furrowed his face that...

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St. Jerome and the Lion

St. Jerome and the Lion

The oldest two boys are off having fun with their grandma today, watching my youngest brother (both Kevin and David are on college golf teams this year!) compete in one of his college golf tournaments!  My boys have only gotten to watch their uncle golf one other...

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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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