Category Archives: Works of Mercy

Prayer of St. Francis For Parents

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace in my home: Where there is fighting between siblings, help me to remind them      of their love for each other; Where there are hurt feelings, help me to show their … Continue reading

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The Soul Project Week 3: Finding Our Little Way

“You know well enough that our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.” –St. Therese of Lisieux, as quoted in Feeding Your … Continue reading

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The Unimaginable Fast

“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked … Continue reading

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Chaplets: Consolation In A World Of Unknowns

When we draw close to the saints, we draw even closer to the Lord. A friend of mine suffered a brain aneurysm recently.  It’s always a shock when something happens to someone so close to my age.  My mortality is … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves And Works of Mercy

  Fall leaves grace our nature table.  The seasons are changing, and so is my family.  My youngest children delight in placing their pine cones just so into their basket.  My 6-year-old pauses to touch the pretty leaves and sings … Continue reading

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