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Snoozing During Adoration

I did not sleep well Tuesday night. I tossed and turned, catching a few minutes here and there, until midnight. I got up, grabbed my iPad, and started reading Stealing Jenny. Finally, about halfway through the book (and about 3 am), I felt tired enough that I could get to sleep. Unfortunately, Wednesday was not…

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Freely Choosing Love Over the World

My husband and I are on a little getaway while our children vacation with my parents this week. For Lauds today, I had this view instead of my usual altar. It was so peaceful that I easily sailed through the usual 5 minutes of meditation on the reading for this morning with very little of…

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Genius of the Church

I’ve started praying morning and evening prayers (Lauds and Vespers, respectively), and I’ve noticed a few things. First, I noticed that they dovetail quite nicely with the day’s Mass readings, and when you start with Lauds, move to Mass later in the day, then finish with Vespers, you see a real pattern and are able…

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Perfect Intellect and the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our family prayed the Rosary last night, and while meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, I tried to ask God to help me develop certain qualities – ones that would help me be a better imitator of our Lord and His Blessed Mother. I was meditating on the Agony in the Garden, and I thought about…

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Anniversaries and Times and Seasons and Prayers

This Saturday is our anniversary: 17 years! My sweet husband likes to add, “16 of them happy,” with a wink, making a reference to my two agonizing pregnancies. It’s hard to believe we’ve really been married for 17 years now. December will mark 20 years of being together as a couple. That is half my…

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Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

New Advent has a lot of information on Saint Patrick, as well as this prayer.  I love the entire thing.  What a beautiful way to pray! I bind to myself todayThe strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity:I believe the Trinity in the UnityThe Creator of the Universe. I bind to myself todayThe virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism,The virtue of His crucifixion with His burial,The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension,The virtue of His coming on…

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Misc.

~Class is nearly over, homework had lightened up, and now I need to do roleplaying calls with class members for two hours each day so I can get familiar enough with the system that I don’t freak out and mess up next week. (Next week is certification week on the phone – real customers placing…

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