Day 84–Augustine

I am so proud of Mary! She has learned the philosophy of Augustine, all in Italian! She has a very pushy, moody teacher who is intimidating, and he interrogates his students verbally. She and several classmates were late to class because the absolutely worst teacher in the school kept them late for her class. So,…

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Day 82-Birthday in Roma

Day 82-Birthday in Roma

    I had a jewel of a day on my 48th birthday. I went into Rome and hopped on the 64 bus. I jumped off at Piazza Navona and walked to Sant Agostino. I prayed there for a long time–it was glorious. I loving being there with Monica and at the shrine of Rita!…

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Day 80–Paradise

I spent the day with Ron. We spent the afternoon talking about theology outside with the birds chirping and the sun shining, kids running around all over the place, playing with Italian kids in the area. This is a man who stole my heart. He is so kind and loves us all so well. I…

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Day 78–Out and About!

Today we are venturing into ROME! I can’t believe it! I hope we stay out till midnight! Just walking around, even if most things are closed, will be such a breath of fresh air! The kids are suffering these last weeks of school. All the Italians cheat like crazy, and our kids do not but…

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Day 74–The Eucharist as a Sacramental Sign

   One of the things I have learned in my Eucharist class at the Angelicum is that I know almost nothing about the word “sign” and how it is used theologically, but that it is very rich and I am so intrigued. Thomas Aquinas says that all sacraments are “signs,” and that these are “sacred…

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Day 72–Friday Happiness

Day 72–Friday Happiness

We’re thrilled to have gotten to Friday! Ron is grading while continuing to give me my Mothers Day gift of a week off. I turned in my manuscript (Wahoo!), and getting lots of good work done for Mighty Is Her Call (Wahoo!) and studying for my Eucharist class. What a joy! It all started at…

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Day 69–Book Manuscript Almost Finished

     Reading through the entire, completed manuscript yesterday, I am filled with gratitude that I have gotten to write this book. I know the following reads like a book preface, but this is just sincere gratitude overwhelming me! I am grateful for the opportunity to share my perspective of motherhood in its dignity, power…

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Day 68–Monday Revival

   What a wonderful Monday, having to do nothing! Ron and the kids have been vacuuming, mopping, spraying, wiping, chopping, boiling, peeling, and dicing. I have not lifted a finger! What a great experience! I spent the day reading for my Eucharist class and, for personal edification, reading Abandonment to Divine Providence. I feel so…

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