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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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe


As you head off to bed, perhaps these words from our Blessed and gentle Mother will give the same peace they must have given to St. Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin “Listen, put it into your heart,…

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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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