Happy Feast of St. Marianne Cope


I’ve written about her before as she is one of my BFF saints –  St. Marianne Cope’s Vatican Biography  It was easy to love her as I have both a husband and a son named for…

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Happy Belated Feast of St. Agnes – Suggested project on putting God First.


Her feast day was yesterday, Jan. 21, 2019 and she reminds us, from our very first wreath, Wreath One, to Love God above all else. She is a beautiful reminder to our young people (and…

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Your marriage matters – the Wedding Feast of Cana


Today’s gospel reminds us that Jesus’ first public miracle was at a wedding! How cool is that? His mother and followers were there and he stepped in to prevent the host and the couple from…

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As you wait to be healed…..


You’ve got a friend in me – This week’s daily readings have all about being healed, including today’s, which was the familiar story of the four friends willing to climb to the roof to reach…

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Back to Ordinary Time….A prayer for putting away Christmas


Perhaps your family waits until February to put away your Christmas decorations but my family took care of it this past Monday (following the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, Jan. 13, 2019). Matthew unexpectedly…

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Happy Feast of St. Leonie Aviat, OSFS – Union with God


St. Leonie Aviat died on this day back in 1914 after living a life that sought nothing more than a complete union with God. She was often known to say she wished to “forget herself entirely”…

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Our faith in a nutshell


  Today’s readings tell us the truths of our faith – simply and completely. In the first reading from 1 John we get the powerful – “God is love.” In the second reading which tells of…

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A ‘new’ miracle of the flowers celebrating 682 years!


  First, Happy Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton! She is one our saints from Wreath Two. May she encourage us to greater perseverance in 2019! Now, back to the reason I write – DID…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Any resolutions planned?


  Today at Mass, my deacon asked about our New Year’s resolutions and how many, in just one day, we had managed to break. As we laughed, he reminded us that the only resolutions that…

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Eutrapelia – I feel vindicated :-)


I know that when eutrapelia made our Wreath III list, a number of you scratched your head – whaaat is eutrapelia?? I even got a telephone call from a Mom who was convinced it wasn’t….

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