Monday, October 22, 2012

October Month of Mary and the Holy Rosary

This month is dedicated to Our Lady and The Holy Rosary. Saying the rosary daily is one of the ways we can celebrate this month and there are more ideas at this Link. The rosary is a wonderful gift and powerful prayer. And please remember to continue to pray for life until November 4th with people around the country and 40 days for life.
Here is a great link for more information about this month and how to pray the rosary:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Recently we have started saying evening prayers as a family. It has been a blessing for our family, but sometimes during our prayers (which we try to keep very short and simple) my kids seem to turn into uncontrollable blobs of energy and are very fidgety and unfocused and can't seem to stay in one place for 5 seconds. Well, as surprising as it may be, this tends to drives me crazy and I start to say silent prayers for more patience in between our evening prayers. Especially since it's the end of the day and I'm ready for bed too. So there I am trying to get through one short prayer and I feel like I am trying to say grace with 2 hungry, wild, playful and adorable puppies instead of children. Anyway, I was thinking this morning and all the sudden I realized how very much like a my children, I pray at times. Now, I may be able to stay still and say the prayers I want to, but really, there are many times my thoughts seem to run around and jump and are just plain old noisy while I am saying my prayers. All too often I allow my thoughts get in the way of really praying my prayers. I'm sure it will be a ongoing battle, but I pray for the grace to really be present and quiet in body and mind when I pray. And for the patience to pray with my kids! :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Thought

If we suffer much, we have been given the opportunity to love much. Jesus proved His love for us as he hung upon the cross for our sins and He invites us to imitate Him and offer our little sufferings for our brothers and sisters.

Happy Feast Day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and The Holy Face ( The Little Flower)
St. Therese, Pray for us!