Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pray for Ireland!





              Father Marius O’Reilly of Cork City, Ireland is pleading with the world through YouTube to pray for the Irish people at this critical time in history. On May 25, the Irish will vote whether to keep the pro-life 8th amendment in the constitution, which gives equal protection to both mother and child. It is the gift of life to the unborn.    

Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Lady of Walsingham

 
           
 The Blessed Mother has numerous titles to extoll her divine attributes. Many derive from Church-approved apparitions.  
In England  there is only one title to honor Mary based on an apparition-related occurrence in 1061.   It was then that Lady Richeldis de Faverches prayed to God asking how she should honor the Blessed Mother.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day, Our Lady of Fatima, and 2 Birthdays!



This year, May 13 is both the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Mother’s Day.  In our family, my husband Mark and our son Jacob celebrate birthdays on the same day.  
It’s especially significant to Mark and me because at that time, we did not understand Church teaching on life and were contemplating no more children. (We ended up with the blessing of 8 more. including 2 from Kenya, and one miscarriage).  A priest that was also a doctor who served at our parish at the time and was also my doctor, had told me that it was not realistic to follow the Church on everything.  

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Daughter Finds Healing Forgiving Her Mother

 Ruth Knutson is the wife to Dr. Ron Knutson, an anesthesiologist in Bismarck, ND.  Together they have five children.  No one would suspect such a poised and joyful person to have had a childhood full of extreme abuse and neglect.  But Ruth points out, “It’s what we do with the rest of it that is our story.”