Monday, November 29, 2010

Young Marriage (at CMO)

I have not been posting much of late, as I have been exceedingly busy. It is that time of year where Mommies have lots to do. Catholic Mothers Online ran another of my posts today, my topic was young marriage. Do stop over there and take a looksee! Feel free to leave comments either here or there, I love to hear from you.

I hope all the US readers had a blessed Thanksgiving! Though we had a few vehicle glitches, we did manage to make it to where we were heading for Thanksgiving, and I was surrounded by my six baby loves, as well as my father, sister, and her family. It was a lovely day, made possible through the help of friends when it seemed that the cars in my life conspired to keep me stranded at home.

And now, Advent is upon us. May God bless you as you prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fearless Friday, On Saturday

Ah, it is Saturday and I am just getting to this. Well, better late than never!

Today I would like to remember some friends (in no particular order) with medical needs:

1. Sweet Mary who is battling cancer. This is her first blog.

2. Jen who is a momma and is undergoing treatments as well.

3. Debbie who is battling stomach cancer.

4. A young man, J, who is a heart transplant recipient, having his annual 'roto-rooter' cath done to check for any signs of rejection. His cath is on the 17th, please remember him and his family in your prayers. He will be 20 years old in December.

5. Baby Anna, who is now out of the hospital after staying in about 3 weeks for what was expected to be about 5 days. She is doing well, settling back into her family routine, at home. Thanks be to God.

I know this prayer is small, but it is the only way I could get it on here. If I did it right, you should be able to click on it and it will enlarge for you.

Also, prayers for young people. In particular:

1. A college student discerning next year's plan.

2. A teen with a new driver's permit.

3. A young girl who is suffering with anxiety.

4. A young man in some minor legal trouble assigned to work community service hours.

5. The confirmation students as they prepare to become soldiers of Christ.

6. All who are preparing for Sacraments such as Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Marriage, or who are discerning a vocation.

And, because I have read 3 books recently, where the main characters were immigrants or dealing with discrimination of some sort due to their immigration, I would like to pray for all of the immigrants who are trying to adjust to life in their new homeland (hopefully legally!!)

Lastly, because it is Native American month, I would like to pray for all Native American people. Especially those who still suffer under discrimination, live in squalor, or are suffering on reservations. This is definitely a black mark on our American history, and we should do what we can through prayer, alms, charity, and any assistance we can offer.

O God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the St. Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through her intercession, that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among the Saints of Holy Mother Church, and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.

God bless, and feel free to add your prayers into the comments. You are always in my prayers. This post is linked to Angie's Fearless Friday over at Free Spirit Haven.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fearless Friday: Holy Souls Edition

November being the month of the dead, I'm going to take today and pray for the Holy Souls.

For an explanation of this Catholic practice, please go here. You can also read more here.

If you would like anyone remembered here, please add their names to the comments.

I wish to remember the souls of all the faithful departed, and in a special way:

*my mother, Kathleen

*Mary Katherine

*Irene and William

*Frank and Thelma

*Frank and Mary

*Mary and Doug

*Helen and Hal



and all those unnamed in my heart and yours today. Again, feel free to list names in the comments section.
UPDATE: Carol left these names in the comment box, to be added to our list of prayers:

Joining with you in praying for the holy souls.

Some of my deceased loved ones:







God bless!

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in Peace.

UPDATE: Sweet Mary left this in my comments box today, I wanted to bring it up to the main post:

I'm on a loaner computer since my computer has been totally fried by that virus.
Is it too late to ask for prayers for
1. Bennett family - we've been hit by the bill tsunnami, and are overwhelmed.

2. Matthew that he finds a job, and the job is in his field

3. Peace of Mind for me, every so often I am overwhelmed by my future

4. Michael and his broken arm, that it heal correctly and well.


This post is linked to Fearless Friday.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great Health Information

This is news to me! Go see what our friend Michel has to say about Coconut oil for weight loss over at the Health and Fitness Fairy!!

And check out this video from Dr. Mercola: