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Prayer Requests

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I don’t have much to write about at the moment.  I haven’t had time to reflect much, unfortunately.  I am always praying, though.  I am going to begin a Novena to St. Joseph this coming week.  Here are a few things I will be praying for (feel free to add some intentions, if you wish, in the comments or by email if you know it):

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August 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

“Be Happy, I’m Happy”

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I was reading up on the upcoming beatification of Chiara-Luce Badano, a young girl who died of bone cancer in 1990.  She was so devout and so full of life, it’s hard even today not to be inspired by her.  She would often repeat during her pain and illness, “If this is what you want, Jesus, then so do I.”   And as she was dying, her last words to her mother were, “be happy, for I’m happy.”

Bl. Chiara-Luce Badano

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April 22, 2010 at 7:47 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

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