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Celebrating Mary’s Bday: Talking to her, asking for guidance…

Birth of Mary: September 8th Let us proclaim the greatness of our Savior who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that He will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of … Continue reading

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How “together” is your family?

For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,” which he said can often be thwarted by a growing attachment to technology. “A family that almost never eats together, … Continue reading

Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction…

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading


Mothers are special people, with a special vocation in life.  They form, develop, care,and nourish their children.  A mother’s influence carries on far longer than she can imagine.  Her need for good role models and intercessors is not only important, … Continue reading

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Am I not your mother? Mary in our lives…

Our Lady of Guadalupe The shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, near Mexico City, is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in North America. On December 9, 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian convert, Juan … Continue reading

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Francis & the Family: What does he have to say?

 From Pope Francis to Families: In your journey as a family, you share so many beautiful moments: meals, rest, housework, leisure, prayer, trips and pilgrimages, and times of mutual support… Nevertheless, if there is no love then there is no … Continue reading

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Why Mary? Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Mary, Model of Charity Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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May – Mary

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? It’s kind of like that. If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May Crowning. If you … Continue reading

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Mary – an important part of Jesus’ life. Is she part of ours?

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018