Inspiring Quote

Here is a quote by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that can be a beacon for us in the darkness: ‘The Church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number…

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Overjoyed to Homeschool

   After three years of teaching philosophy in the university, caring for a new child, and beginning a Catholic mothers’ ministry, I am returning to homeschooling.  I am OVERJOYED.     Why am I doing this?  Have I lost my mind?  My 17-year-old son is receiving an outstanding education in an all-male Catholic school.  But…

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Commentary Worth Reading

The scandal and upheaval within the Catholic Church right now is nauseating to me.  How I pray that the Holy Spirit will burn away the rubbish and clean this house. Here is a commentary worth reading: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/08/17/catholics-need-new-church-culture-remedial-course-virtues Here is a homily worth listening to–rather incredible, really: https://ia801504.us.archive.org/6/items/20OrdinaryB8.19.18JW/20%20Ordinary%20B%20(8.19.18)%20(JW).mp3 I am praying with FAITH and HOPE that…

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Best Aunt Ever

Best Aunt Ever

Here is Aunt Kimmy who has won Sebastian’s heart.  She was his “date” at a Rangers game, and bought him hot dogs, a ball, glove and cap.  She is teaching him to pitch.  How blessed he is to have an aunt like her!

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Homeschooling: Poured Out for Others

     I’ve had a shocking discovery that reverberates through every day of my decades of motherhood.  The meaning of my life is finding my way of being like Christ, of carrying his image, his life, his spirit in everything I do.  And that way is motherhood.  I am poured out, shared, broken and opened…

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Family is Everything

Family is Everything

    Family is everything.  It is such an important part of our lives.  If family is not going well, we carry that with us and are dragged down wherever we go.    What a blessing to have relationships with my mom, dad, these crazy sisters and brothers that is thriving!

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Amazing travelers!

Amazing travelers!

I am shocked at how well this troop did, crossing the Atlantic, then enduring 7 more hours of travel to get home.  Annie looks as adorable after an 11-hour plane ride as she does first thing in the morning! The four girls were amazingly helpful with Sebastian and with the bag transfer at our layover,…

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Mesmerized by the Beauty

   As our work and play in Italy, France and Greece comes to a close, I am mesmerized.  It is astonishing to me that our family of eight has been able to do these summers for seven summers in a row.  How can I thank God adequately for the blessing He has given us?  As…

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