Tag: Family

What do the Saints Say About Complaining?

No doubt, that sometimes many of us feel we have much to complain about. As a result of our own concupiscence we often, myself included, fail to see how blessed we are in this life. As a result, the sight of God’s plan for us, to spend eternity with Him in heaven, is lost. All

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Judging

On October 9th at 7:30 am Supertradmum passed from this world and faced the Lord in judgement. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was a brilliant writer and defender of the faith. Please pray for the repose of her soul. Before she passed she gave me this and a few other

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Some Thoughts on Augustine – Part 1

A guest post by Supertradmum ‘Oh God, who art ever the same, let me know myself and Thee.” St. Augustine teaches us in Confessions four main ideas which shape Catholic spirituality. The first is that one must be honest with one’s self, one’s past, one’s present in order to find humility The second is that

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Becoming a Bride of Christ

  On Sunday, September 15th my daughter professed her first vows as a bride of Christ in the religious order The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. The Mass and Profession was profoundly moving and beautiful. With the permission of Fr. Ruben Rios, who has been the novice sisters’ chaplain and spiritual

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The Final Call

But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25-12-13) Most of my adult life, I have prayed that God would give me advance notice of my impending death. As I prayed for that gift, it

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A Dad’s Perspective – Suck It Up Buttercup – The Road to Sanctity and Children Filled with Joy and Hope!

For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning (Philippians 2:13-14) Many of us may have all heard the old saying, “Life is tough and then you die.” This is a simple truism. Not a complaint, mind you, but

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On Spiritual Motherhood and Fatherhood

Guest post by Supertradmum Several saints, these two most known to the public, Julian of Norwich and Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church, write about the Motherhood of God. God the Creator created women in His Own Image and Likeness as well as men, and the feminine must be part of the God-head. God

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