Archive for October 2016

Thirty Years Ago Today

I wrote this four years ago.  Today my husband and I are celebrating 34 years of marriage: From today’s first reading: Brothers and sisters: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as... Read more »

Nine things I am grateful for since turning sixty-four

These boots ... I can still wear heels!  Photo by Pam Spano
I turned sixty-four this year.  It wasn’t a big deal to me.  Age never was a big deal to me.  I’ve never “felt” my age.  I had one friend cry for a week after turning thirty! I have a lot to be grateful for, especially this year.  Here are the nine things I am grateful... Read more »

How should we prepare to vote?

Turning to Our Mother in prayer when making any decision is a good way to start.  "Never will anyone who says the rosary every day be led astray." ~ St. Louis De Montfort
How should we prepare to vote?  Voting this year has become a contentious and nasty business, especially with social media in the mix. People that I’ve spoken with have deleted their Facebook and other social media apps from their phones to get away from the constant barrage of negativity and fighting over their preferred candidate.... Read more »
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The five lessons I learned from being an only child

The five lessons I learned from being an only child
In all my years of being “an only,” I’ve learned quite a bit, but I’ve narrowed it down to the five lessons I learned from being an only child: I can do selfish.  I’m a professional at it. If I feel slighted, used, or ignored I conjure up my inner only child and throw a... Read more »

Who is in your army of saints?

When I <a href="http://www.family-prayer.org/saint-monica.html">found this complete prayer</a> to St. Monica, I printed it out and  taped it to cardboard.  I keep it in my Magnificat.  St. Monica was my BFF for a long time.  She answered my prayers with the help of her son, St. Augustine.
Who is in your army of saints?  I have seven that I have been praying to for their intercession in certain circumstances over the past two years. Most people pray to one saint for a specific intention that’s related to that saint’s expertise.  I decided to combine forces and add other saints.  Though not all... Read more »