Happy Belated Feast of St. Nicholas


We filled our stockings last night and enjoyed the bounty all day. Here’s a small ‘gift’ from me to you to share with your family: Who Was Santa Claus? Wishing you a continued blessed and…

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Final Jeopardy Category? Catholicism — Do you know the answer?


The final Jeopardy category last night (11/29/18) was Catholicism and the question was: A liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday closest to the feast day of this “first apostle”?…

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What are you thankful for? I have such a long list!


  There is much to be thankful here at the Wonderful World of Watkins. Since I’ve last been able to post, our life has been full of much to celebrate.  Good friends and family members…

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Catholic 2 the Core Cyber Monday Givaway!!


Great Giveaways and Great Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deals!! $220 worth of FREE GIFTS To enter: scroll down to the GLEAM powered entry box and log in using your email, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube…

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Is it dark where you are?


Darker than normal? Darker than usual? We can blame some of it on daylight savings time now that we have fallen back, but perhaps it is something more. While I love getting that ‘extra hour’ of…

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Did you know there is Live Adoration available on-line?


And you thought the internet was only good for bingeing (or binging) and on-line shopping! While clearly not as wonderful as sitting with Jesus in the monstrance or tabernacle face to face, seeing it on-line…

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Happy Feast of St. Crispian – What battle are you fighting?


  We all have one – a battle, or two, or three or more that we are fighting. We fight against ourselves, our sin, the world, and always the wiles, the tricks and the temptations…

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A Psalm for everything and everything is in a Psalm


  No one’s life is perfect; we are all broken and fallen. In the grand scheme of things, all of our problems are due to our fallen nature; original sin. However, in the minute details…

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Consecration to Mary – Badge Contest Announcement!


In this month of October dedicated to the Holy Rosary, we would like to honor the Blessed Mother with a new badge contest for a Marian Consecration. This type of consecration is an act whereby…

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Happy Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – Vocations can come from anywhere


St. Francis of Assisi is my confirmation saint (taken when I thought I wanted to be a vet; you can blame James Herriot’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ series for that!). What has always impressed…

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