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Morning Coffee with Mary: Sharing Our Lives…

As a mother of six and now grandmother of five, I have lots of stories stored away in that special place near my heart.   It isn’t that I’m an expert on motherhood – far from it but I do have stories to share and in sharing my stories I hope it opens the doors for… Continue reading Morning Coffee with Mary: Sharing Our Lives…

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When 80% is a Good Day

  Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I together can’t handle. (author unknown – prayer on a plaque) I always love this prayer simply because it speaks of not being alone, that God is always with me. In truth the fact is that with… Continue reading When 80% is a Good Day

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Angels Without Wings

God has created us for great things: to love and offer love, to experience tenderness toward others, as He did, and to know how to offer Jesus to others.  The Blessings of Love: Mother Teresa During the Christmas holidays we tend to think more about angels. The angel Gabriel announced to Mary about her pregnancy.… Continue reading Angels Without Wings

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Allowing the Miracle

Every year during Advent we await with anticipation the celebration of Jesus’ birth with renewed hope that maybe this year His message of love and peace in our world will happen.    Yet as His birthday nears, we once again find our world in the midst of wars.   Along with war there is starvation, disease and… Continue reading Allowing the Miracle

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A Voice; God’s Children; Our Responsibility

            The flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Chinese proverb Years ago when working at the Cincinnati Provincialate for the Marianist Brothers, I had the privilege of meeting many Brothers and learning about the many ministries within the Marianist Religious Order.  One of the most touching and most exciting experiences for… Continue reading A Voice; God’s Children; Our Responsibility

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The Catholic Guilt

  I’d probably would feel less guilt if I killed someone then if I had an impure thought!  (from my journal) I suspect the above quote from my journal is an odd admission to make. My childhood and teen years were in the 50’s and 60’s in which I was taught in the Catholic schools… Continue reading The Catholic Guilt