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Reflecting on Mercy

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Mercy is more and more a theme in this blog, I find.  I cannot describe how mercy feels, but as I reference often: it just feels like everything’s going to be OK. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

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The Draft Begins

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After almost a week, I am ready to finish reading the petition questions and begin to answer the first three to five questions.  I have decided that I will do no more than that per week until it’s done.  I prayed my first Chaplet to the Virtues of the Holy Spirit today at a conference for Catholic women.  That is when I decided I was ready to begin. 

Faith, Hope, Love, Humility, Patience, Perseverance, and Obedience. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Permission

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Earlier, I was mentioning that God gracefully gives me time to emote.  Today was definitely one of those days.  I went to the deacon and began the long process of petitioning the Church for an annulment.  And I cried in front of the deacon the whole time, sadly. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Conquering Valentine’s Day

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February 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

The Decree

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The Decree was signed by the judge and I didn’t even have to be there.  My ex-husband recounted the experience for him, telling me about his lawyer’s connections to the judge and that we could be (and were)  listed first on the docket.  How convenient for him, although slightly insulting to me. 

I must admit, I have to constantly pray to God for civility.  Inside, I wanted to whimper and whine a little.  I want to see my ex-husband as cowardly, as having chewed me up and spit me out.  I keep praying to stay the course on the higher road.  “Say what you mean, mean what you say, and don’t say it meanly.”  Are there any divorced saints? Read the rest of this entry »

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February 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Excerpt of Jacques Fesch

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Bl. Jacques Fesch (1930-1957)

I am currently reading a book called Light Over the Scaffold and Cell 18: The Unedited Letters of Jacques Fesch.   He was executed in France for the murder of a police officer on October 1, 1957 at the age of 27, a crime he never denied, although he did shoot his gun without his glasses on and could not see that it struck anyone.  What makes him special?  He’s being considered for beatification by the Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Tonight is My Last Night as a ___!

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Tonight I remain still married, but tomorrow morning I no longer will be.  When my husband told me about this, I held my tears back, but sobbed violently when he left.  I wish I could have cried before him, but I don’t know why I wish that.

Tomorrow a new adventure begins.  Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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