Life’s Pilgrimage

Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to write here but mostly because the kids and I have been prepping for a Traditional Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico City. We leave in the wee hours of the feast of the Immaculate Conception (aka tomorrow) with our FSSP Pastor and a bunch of other…

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1st Sunday of Advent

“Brethren, knowing that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as…

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Giving Thanks…for the oddest things

In the moments after Michael died I remember laying in bed next to his body and, while my heart was breaking in two, I remember thinking that someday I would praise God for our sufferings and his death. If not in this life, then in the next. For I knew His ways are not my…

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Welcome!

Welcome, dear friends new and old! My little corner of the internet is finally up and running! My little space to let my fingers pour out what is skimming my heart. And I usually only share the skimming stuff because the underneath is reserved for my memoirs to the Lord but that’s OK. Because we…

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Being made a partaker

“Brethren, we cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom and understanding, that you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened will…

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Dialogue with God

{repost from 10/2021} “And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Eph 6:10-17 Epistle, 21st Sunday after Pentecost Today is one of those days where I could write volumes. Where the lows of earth and the heights of heaven collide to form a…

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All Saints

{repost from 11/1/2021} From tots and ham to solemnities. All Saints. Thanking God for those who have gone before, who now worship at His throne. Celebrating *all* the saints today, those we know and those we don’t. I don’t have much to say today. We went to Mass, stopped to pick up some flowers to…

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A torrent of graces

{repost from 10/3/2021} Grant us, we beseech Thee O Lord, to be fittingly prepared for the offering of these gifts and, through the mysteries of the most holy Rosary, so to meditate upon the life, passion, and glory of Thine only-begotten Son that we may become worth of His promises. (Secret, External Solemnity of Our…

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Serviam!

{repost from feast of Michaelmas 9/29/2021} Serviam!! Other than Christmas and Easter this is is greatest feast day for our little family, the feast of Michaelmas. The Feast of Michael, the Archangel. A day pretty much ordained for us. Michael miraculously woke from surgery on this day, two years ago. Um, his name: Michael Mauss.…

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Widow things

{repost from 10/2021} Let’s talk widow things. As a Catholic, there is much black and white. But as a widow, it’s pretty much all gray. Other than moralities (that apply to all states of life), very little has a right and wrong when it comes to widowhood. And I want to break the taboos of…

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