Monday, December 21, 2009
A friend share this with me and I just had to share it with you.. This one for you.. the unborn.. the forgotten ones... May We protect you, a fight for you... May God forgive us for the harm we let happen to you.. May God have Mercy on us!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We had a great fall of snow this weekend... Today it was a beautiful sunny day and we play out in the snow... I thought huh.. I bet we can use our deck as a small hill to go sliding... Sure enough it work out and we had a great time...
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We are very Thankful for our many friends who pray hard and strong so that God's will can be done with just joy and peace!
Life Is an Advent Season
"Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.
"The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us—as one of us—give us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.
"May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives."
Friday, December 11, 2009
Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, intercede for the Church, protect the Holy Father, help all who invoke you in their necessities. Since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son the Grace of a firm faith and sure hope amid the bitterness of life, as well as an ardent love and the precious gift of final perseverance.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
— Psalms 107.1
1. My Merciful God
2. My beloved Husband who is loving and forgiving.
3. My oldest daughter for she always wants to snuggle.
4. My Son.. he is always either laughing or crying.. He shows his true emotions.
5. My Blondie.. she is always making me laugh with her big girl attitude!!
6. For my curely sue, who is just too cute.
7. For my Faith that is always there no matter what I feel or think.. She stands tall in this world of darkness.
8. For Confession and the beauty of the Holy Mass.
(where else can you see love in action)
9. Books.. great books, kids books, cooking books.
To those authors who took a chance wrote great words to pass on for generations.
10. Violin Music.. all great music.. for moving my soul for the yawning for Heaven.
11. Internet.. for bring friends from world wide , who share a common love for Our Faith and the good of mankind.
12. Our home, with great space that we are able to
invite dear friends over to help us on our journey to Heaven
why having a drink or two and some great food.
13. Friends.. in making life more enjoyable from being away from family.
For letting us be us and forgiving us for being us..
for their children that bring great joy to ours.
14. My Husband Job.. for his hard work and his vocation ..
15. The freedom (at the moment) to home educated my children in matters of faith and world.
16. Our Car.. able to carry safely our family to destinations ..
17. EWTN... being able to bring fourth great shows and thoughts of our faith.
18. Heat/Air... the comfort of those goes a long way.
19. Dishwasher-- no more needed on that.
20. 4 Seasons-- helps to understand the seasons on our own lives..
21. PC - to be able to do many things on here and print out without leaving my home is priceless.
22. My Neighbors-- great people who love our children and
bring over a glass a wine when its needed.
24. Wine-- aww life is good with some great wine!
25. My sisters-- to have those two ladies as to share what women go through with unconditional love and forgiveness.
26. My brothers-- even thou they are wrong on few issues..
they have shown me the great love for FOOTBALL.
27. Football-- I know some think what..be grateful for this but.. you see on Sundays..when a family gets together and has a common ground to cheer for.. some how it brings you together!
29. Drive Thru Banks -- don't know what great pleasure is this when you don't have to bring down 4 children.
30. Supermarket - where else can you get everything under one store (when in Florida you can get wine and beer)
31. Facebook - its such a blessing to see friends you haven't heard or seen for almost 14 to 10 years..
32. Our Country
33. The Grill - my dear husband favorite toy is also mine .. since I don't have to cook its great!!
34. LIFE - Once again.. I Thank God for my life!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Use the the Purity Communion Host Dispensers during the cold and flu season to prevent the passing of germs or use it all year long to reduce the cost, time and personnel needed to provide communion by as much as 50 percent.
The Purity Communion Host Dispenser is capable of dispensing communion hosts and is small enough to be used by clergy to provide communion when visiting homes, hospitals, senior living and care centers. It can also be used in the field by military chaplains.
Most recipients prefer to receive communion from clergy. Reducing the time and personnel needed to provide communion will allow clergy to provide communion to the entire congregation.
I have no words just tears after I came across this from another blogger, The Crescat . How far is the Catholic Church American going to go? When will Rome put a stop to this? I wonder when will God end it all!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This Sunday, the USCCB will ask you to give your hard-earned money to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a charitable fund which has in the past been used to fund anti-life, pro-homosexual and pro-prostitution groups.
As Catholics, we should always give alms to the less fortunate – but we should ensure our money is being spent responsibly and never on moral evils such as contraception, abortion, or the promotion of the homosexual agenda.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thank you..for you have done to keep me safe in my home, in my country, with my children ..thank you for not looking back one day and looking towards our future as a great nation that we are.. to bring freedom to those who never dream of it.. and to protect our freedom even if we don't deserve it. May God protect you! Thank you.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Want to join us on Fridays? Copy the Movie Marquee and link back to me and we'll share some of our Favorite Films of Fridays.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Here is another chance to win another Saint Bow!
We will pick one winner a week for the month of November in Honor of All Those who lived great heroic lives
for the love of Our Church!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Once again the everyday living takes a toll.. the washing of the clothes, the cleaning of the bathroom, the changes of diapers, the washing of the dishes, the sweeping, and it just goes and goes.. and this everyday.. 365 days a year
This is without those moments you have to do errands, teach children to clean up after themselves, you own eating, showers, making of beds..and just seems there is no end to this madness
But I know that we can turn this madness into the most glorious love of all... Love for God. This is one of the main reasons why I love our dear friend.. JoseMaria... He gives us the knowledge and wisdom to use all those moments.. all of those little things.. that no one sees or even cares.. no one that is besides the most important person.. God himself
I know that this might sound nuts.. but the other day as I was cleaning the toilet.. as it was flushing away the water.. I thought that one is for those souls that don't know or feel HIS LOVE. When I was folding the 1000 socks without pairs.. I thought how many are without God..
There are days that you have 10 mins. if you are lucky of some what a peace time to pray or read something spiritual and BAM.. its gone but you have 1440 minutes in a day that you have to offer your love to God for the salvation of souls and the whole world...WOW..that is powerful.. I just hope to recall that every time a child needs this or that.. when you need to do A , B and C just before you forget ! Or stop writing this to go to a needed child or two.
But that's it folks.. That is what God has given me to find my holiness .. my way of life.. Loving HIM in all little things of this day.. to rest those few hours to start over again with 1440 minutes a day to love HIM again
May the Love of Christ bring fourths your holiness!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Want to join us on Fridays? Copy the Movie Marquee and link back to me and we'll share some of our Favorite Films of Fridays.
This is amazing.. One thinks that it has to be a certain person to play music or to be great leader.. that need to have it all.. but its in these Children that God seeks his kingdom and who are extraordinary.. to show them all the Face of God on earth ..
I am always telling my daugther over and over.. nothing in Life is easy.. but God's love is so and with His love for us.. we can do the impossible..
But What I like most about this.. the street player..
Don't you see the Face of Christ?
Monday, October 19, 2009
In 1714 a young northern Italian, Paul Danei, had a striking experience of God. It happened during an ordinary sermon in an ordinary church, preached by an unknown parish priest. "Go, sell all you have and come follow me." A sense of God and a desire to serve him filled his heart. Over the years, the experience grew, and it centered on the Passion of Jesus Christ. From the sermon he heard in church, the young man gained a life-long respect for preaching. In his early years he taught catechism in churches near his home; later he became a powerful preacher of God’s word.
The Danei’s were a devout Catholic family. Large families were not unusual then. They had 16 children; Paul was the second child, born in the town of Ovada, January 3, 1694. Only 6 children survived into their adult years; the majority died as infants. So Paul Danei became acquainted early on with the mystery of death, and from his mother especially, he learned to see it through the lens of the Passion of Christ.
Anna Maria was blessed with a deep devotion to the Passion of Jesus Christ; meditating on the Passion of Christ every day. So her children, especially Paul and John Baptist, were given an early introduction to the Passion of Jesus Christ. It is understandable that the Passion of Christ dominated Paul's spirituality.
It didn't hurt either that she wasted no opportunity to admonish Paul, in order to stimulate him to virtue, by pointing out the sufferings of Christ.
In times of pain or discomfort, she would show Paul the crucifix (which I'm sure was always handy and available) and say; "See how much he has suffered for you."
Or, when she would try to unravel his curly hair (and Paul probably crying about it), would point to the crucifix and say: "See the crown of thorns on his head?"
“We are aware that the passion of Christ continues in this world until he comes in glory; therefore, we share in the joys and sorrows of our contemporaries as we journey through life towards our Father. We wish to share in the distress of all, especially the poor and neglected; we seek to offer them comfort and to relieve the burden of their sorrow.
"The power of the cross, which is the wisdom of God, gives us strength to discern and remove the causes of human suffering.”
“The world is sliding into a forgetfulness of the most bitter sufferings lovingly endured by Jesus Christ our true good,” he said.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
In 1703 Vivaldi became a priest, soon nicknamed Il Prete Rosso, "The Red Priest", probably because of his red hair. In 1704 he was given a dispensation from celebrating the Holy Mass because of his ill-health (he suffered from asthma), and became a violin teacher at an orphanage for girls called Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. The orphans little after started to gain appreciation and esteem, abroad too; Vivaldi wrote for them most of his concertos, cantate and sacred music. In 1705 the first collection (raccolta) of his works was published. Many others would follow. At the orphanage he covered several different duties, with the only interruption for his many travels, and in 1713 became responsible for the musical activity of the institute. He was indeed a prolific composer.
We praise thee, we bless the, we worship thee, we glorify thee..
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Last but not least, yesterday..
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary,
we made our candy rosary, and are making our Rosary book. (I will share pictures once we are done!)