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Mother of a Seminarian

October 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Jo Flemings, Mary, Motherhood, Religious Life, Vocations

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Mother of a Seminarian I am not usually a girl’s girl. I have always faced something of a challenge in developing closer relationships with women. So, it is not much of a surprise that when I converted to Catholicism I found it harder to identify with Mary, the mother of Jesus. However, a few years into my conversion experience, about fourteen years ago, actually, God began answering my prayers about... Read More

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

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Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary Presence of God – Holy Mother of God, make my heart one with yours, which was ever one with the Heart of God! MEDITATION The divine maternity is the source of all Mary’s privileges. Mary, the Immaculate One, the beloved Daughter of the Father, is also the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, whose power overshadowed her because she had been chosen to be the Mother... Read More

Contemplating Jesus through Mary of Nazareth

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Contemplating Jesus Through Mary of Nazareth   Oh to be a mother—so many reasons to both worry and rejoice from pregnancy onward. But to be the Mother of the Savior…who can imagine it? Every mother contemplating the Christmas story surely must consider what it would have been like to have an angel announce our pregnancy or ride on a donkey with no place to rest during labor except a manger. But... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul (Week 5 of 12)

October 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Journal of a Soul Week 5 The Sorrows of Motherhood During this retreat, the Lord has been pleased to show me yet again all the importance for me, and for the success of my priestly ministry, of the spirit of sacrifice, which I desire shall from now on ever more inspire my conduct ‘as a servant and prisoner of Jesus Christ.’ And also I want all the undertakings in which I shall take part during... Read More

Stay at home!? Isn’t there more than this…?

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Family Life, Fr. Bartunek, Motherhood

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Dear Father John, I am an at-home mom of 4 young children (none of them in school yet) and it’s terrible to admit, but I can’t help but feel sometimes that God means for me to do “more than this.” I am an attorney and practiced successfully for several years before getting married and becoming a mom. My kids mean the world to me, but isn’t it possible that God doesn’t... Read More

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