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Mondays!

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Mondays. Bad days. Nobody is immune to them. Not even nuns! When the stress of life edges out the joy, remember to Whom you belong...you are a child of God! Next time tough times come your way, know that this too shall pass. Let your heart soar and live the fulness of life that Jesus promises! (John 10:10).

Discipleship in Tougher Times: Guest blogger Sr. M Kathryn Williams, pddm

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Life is a gift!

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A simple prayer which came from a grateful heart during Adoration as I spent the last hours of my birthday with my Spouse before the Blessed Sacrament:

For the gift of life, I praise you Lord.
For the gift of family, I bless you Lord.
For the gift of community, I thank you Lord.
For the gift of friends, I glorify you.
For the gift of another year, I stand in awe at your grace.
For the gift of this day, I magnify you.
For the gift of faith, I adore you.
For the gift of experience, I stand surprised.
For the gift of pain, I stand before you purified.
For the gift of love, I strive to love you in return.
For the gift of hope, I look to the future.
For the gift of trust, I walk a slow steady journey.
For the gift of being simply 'Louise', thank you Lord.

A Divine Romance: Guest blogger: Sr. Kathryn Williams, pddm

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I am happy to share some of Sr. Kathryn's thoughts which are published weekly in the parish bulletin of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Athlone. Sr. Kathryn is one of my PDDM sisters in our Athlone community.

Eureka !

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Prayer to Be Free From Tizzies!

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Celebrating the life of St. Elizabeth Anne Setton

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Today would be the memorial of St. Elizabeth Anne Setton but obviously the second Sunday after Christmas takes precedence. Given my love of the saints, I count myself very blessed to have been able to visit many saints tombs, birth places, places of conversion and strong spiritual experiences.

During my stay in New York last Christmas 2013 I had the opportunity to visit the Shrine to St. Anne Seton there. It is quite a strange architectural juxtaposition against the dizzying skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline. Located directly across from entrance to the Staten Island ferry, it is hard to miss and definitely merits a visit. It is a beautiful red-brick stately building which pays homage to St. Elizabeth Anne Setton.
Her story is quite interesting.

Convert to Roman Catholicism; foundress of the American Sisters of Charity, which was the first sisterhood native to the United States; a wife, mother, widow, sole parent, foundress of the American Parochial school system, educator, socia…

New Year's Resolution- Pope Francis style

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If you haven't made New Year's resolutions yet, here is some help from Pope Francis!

– “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”

– “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”

– “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”

– “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”

– “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.”

– “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.”

– “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into des…