A thought for the feast day of the Guardian Angels : “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” — St. Augustine 

Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us.  see post  Feast of the Archangels: Angels are REAL

“If you find it impossible to pray, hide behind your good angel and charge him to pray in your stead.”~ St. John Vianney

“Pray to your guardian angel. Invoke his aid if you should find yourself in any serious danger of body or soul, and I assure you that he will help and protect you.”~ St. John Bosco

Feast of the Guardian Angels A thought for the feast day of the Guardian Angels : “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” — St.

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St. Thérèse: My Soul Mate

St. Thérèse: My Soul Mate

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In her short life – she was only twenty-four when she died – St. Thérèse of Lisieux discovered profound truths, truths that I have stumbled on as well. Thérèse is my soul mate, perhaps the soul mate of many mothers.

Everything is a grace.

Everything is the direct effect of our Father’s love – difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul’s miseries, her burdens, her needs –…

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Feast of the Archangels: Angels are REAL

Feast of the Archangels: Angels are REAL

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Angels are not wispy, wimpy sweet little things but rather  powerful, spiritual entities of light who guard us, fight for us, bring us the word of God and heal us. angels always point us towards heaven, to join in worship and praise of Christ . Angels are real. My family KNOWS by experience.

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  • Are Angel’s deeds the stuff of legends, children’s bedtime tales,…

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I Live With Mysteries

I Live With Mysteries

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because…

i am small

finite,

living in linear time

on a flat plane of existence.

i wear dark coloured glasses with blinders while.

peering at the world as if i were the centre of the universe.

who am i to complain loudly at the perceived injustices of God,

the Holy Immortal One?

who am i to demand answers to all of life’s mysteries and problems?

all i can do is

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Raising Children is Not a Default Chore

Raising Children is Not a Default Chore

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  Raising children is not a default chore for women who were unsuccessful in the world of power and wealth

I am about to tell you something which goes against what your education has taught you to think and do. Since preschool, adults have pushed you to excel, to rise above your peers. My generation has groomed you for success, to get into the best universities and snatch the most prized careers.…

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Effects of a Miscarriage on the Next Baby

Effects of a Miscarriage on the Next Baby

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Did you know that a child conceived after a miscarriage can be affected negatively? I had no clue until recently.454b3dbf2f360a7e1f50813c2946b938

It really is such a simple and obvious emotional and spiritual dynamic but one that most of us are oblivious to.

For some pragmatic types, this concept might seem ridiculous but as I watched, listened and prayed with a daughter conceived after my miscarriage, it became crystal clear.…

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A Miscarriage: A Soul Acknowledged then Released

A Miscarriage: A Soul Acknowledged then Released

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which resulted in nine healthy babies and only one miscarriage.

I thought that I knew how to handle a miscarriage, emotionally and spiritually.

I thought I had done everything right by this little one who died before birth.

I was mistaken.

Initially in a panic when I discovered that I was pregnant with my seventh,  I had just reconciled…

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In Death, St. Padre Pio Looks …. Alive

In Death, St. Padre Pio Looks …. Alive

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Padre Pio was a stigmatic for fifty years. Not only that his spiritual presence could be sensed by a smell of perfume, he could bilocate, prophecy, read souls, and cure miraculously. People are still being cured through his intercession in ways that cannot be explained by medicine or science. More important, if less spectacular, are the spiritual healings that take place in all parts of the world.

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The Great Disconnect

Jie-Wei Zhou

Jie-Wei Zhou

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Children — especially babies — are  little and vulnerable, vulnerable to the large, often clueless adults who care for them. Put yourself in a baby’s situation. Preverbal for years, it must be frustrating to be tired or in pain, only to have a bottle thrust into your mouth or have a tense, upset mother try to nurse you when your stomach is bloated with burps.

This disconnect does…

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The Best Art Comes From a Playful Imagination

The Best Art Comes From a Playful Imagination

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The best art cannot be forced or controlled because the imagination thrives and creates in a relaxed attitude of openness, a sense of play not duty. Albert Einstein, one of the most brilliant scientists of the last century, valued imagination over knowledge.For a brainy, intellectual, Einstein had a lot to say about imagination:

” Imagination is every thing. It is the preview of life’s coming…

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