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Our Lady of Sorrows and Motherhood

Our Lady of Sorrows, fleeing from Hurricane Irma, and a valuable lesson for all Catholic mothers

With Hurricane Irma barreling towards the southeast, my husband and I made the decision to evacuate to my parents’ house further inland. Unfortunately, my husband’s job prevented him from leaving immediately. Rather than wait, I decided to hit the road with our one-year-old in an attempt to beat the evacuation traffic. I felt confident in…

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Having Doubts

Doubting Thomas: A Catholic Mother's Reflection on Saint Thomas' Inspirational Desire

Who doesn’t like St. Thomas? His is an easy feast to celebrate. He is a character we understand because we have all probably been ‘Thomas’ at one point or another. He is skeptical, genuine, hopeful and serious when faced with the risen Lord and the Truth that looks too good to be true.  He is…

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Motherhood: What Makes It So Hard

inspirational catholic saint quotes on motherhood

I’ve often struggled to articulate what is so hard about motherhood and for me I think it comes down to four things. First of all, being needed constantly is exhausting- mentally and emotionally. I don’t really get breaks. Holly Baby or Ivy Baby will get me out of bed at 7:30 or so and then…

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Free Scripture Printable: Rejoice Always. Pray Without Ceasing.

Free Scripture Printable

Rejoice Always. Pray Without Ceasing. I’m sure you’ve heard this before… but man, it’s hard to live out, isn’t it? Especially when your child just threw the ugliest tantrum. Or you lost your cool. Or your family has had a stomach bug for the last week. But, somehow, we’re called to overcome those things and…

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