Love, Loss, & Abuse

During the Advent season of 2020, my family and I received news that my Floridian Grandma passed away due to complications from surgery. This was a complicated loss for our my immediate family and I, but I will speak for myself, because each person in family's experience is unique and similar. I love my Grandma. … Continue reading Love, Loss, & Abuse

How to: Pray the Immaculate Conception Chaplet of the 10 Evangelical Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In the honor of the Month of May or the Month of Mary, I wanted to share a Marian prayer that my Mom and I discovered during our preparation for Marian Consecration through Fr. Micheal Gaitley's, MIC "33 Days to Morning Glory." This meditation on the evangelical virtues of Our Lady provides a deeper insight … Continue reading How to: Pray the Immaculate Conception Chaplet of the 10 Evangelical Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary

NFP & Napro: Lent & Whole30

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God."1 Corinthians 10:33 Divine Mercy Hike in the Inland NW For Lent, Isaiah and I followed Whole30 program, which the idea came from my last naprotechnology appointment with my napro doctor, when the words "surgery" reappeared, and after a … Continue reading NFP & Napro: Lent & Whole30

Address to Women

St. Pope Paul VI- December 8, 1965 "And now it is to you that we address ourselves, women of all states—girls, wives, mothers and widows, to you also, consecrated virgins and women living alone—you constitute half of the immense human family. As you know, the Church is proud to have glorified and liberated woman, and … Continue reading Address to Women

Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew you . . .

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you."Jeremiah 1:5 January is Respect Life Month. This year I'm the Aunt of micro preemie TTTS identical twins born at 25 weeks. Isabella born to heaven. Sara fighting for her health & development in the NICU. Both unique, fully … Continue reading Before I Formed You in the Womb I knew you . . .

Christmas Is Coming!

Keep Alive the Spirit of Christmas & the Light of Christ All Throughout the Christmas Season & New Year! THE MAGNIFICAT My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: … Continue reading Christmas Is Coming!

Burying the Dead During Advent: Asking “How” & Not “Why”

"When I closed the eyes of my dear little children and buried them, I felt sorrow through and through... People said to me, 'It would be better to never have had them.' I couldn't stand such language. My children were not lost forever; life is short and full of miseries, and we shall find our … Continue reading Burying the Dead During Advent: Asking “How” & Not “Why”

Advent Preparation, Anticipation, & Funerals

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist- Savannah, GA "O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death."- O, AntiphonsAdvent a season of preparation- preparation for the gift of a child. While we prepare in joyful  anticipation for the Christ … Continue reading Advent Preparation, Anticipation, & Funerals