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14 in 2014 - Photos and Links From the Year MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - January 1, 2015 ... the ocean after a yummy breakfast. I had Declan strapped to me, asleep, and my bigger kids were running up and down the hills, but paused politely for this gem. 2) Okay, here we go in monthly fashion...this is JANUARY. I think 2014 taught me to be so thankful for my blessings and my role as a mom . I honestly have not loved being a mom more than in the past year. It's been super crazy busy , but the kids are all so wonderful and healthy and funny and cute, and I just love being with them about ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2015/01/14-in-2014-photos-and-links-from-year.html
Homily for Today G-MANS JOURNEY - December 28, 2014 ... sisters in Christ. I trust that your spirits are still shining as holy families during this very special liturgical time frame. Today's Feast of the Holy Family and the readings that we have just heard are both in perfect harmony with the Season of Christmas. Both examples teach us to respect and love one another in perfect union. The family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Abraham and Sirah, both lived righteous lives in the eyes of the Lord God. As we have heard from the First ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2014/12/homily-for-today_28.html
Holy Family HOMILETIC DIAKONIA - December 27, 2014 ... promised that he and his wife Sarah, who had been childless for many decades, would have descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky. It seemed an unlikely scenario, but, as the letter to the Hebrews tells us, "he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy." He had faith in God's promise, and from him and Sarah came forth the nation into which Jesus Christ was born. Simeon also was an old man who had received God's promise: in this case ...http://homileticdiakonia.blogspot.com/2014/12/holy-family.html
Tomorrow Night Is the Día De Las Velitas ALIENS IN THIS WORLD - December 6, 2014 Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Advent. Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation in the US and most of the Americas. It celebrates the dogma that Mary was preserved by God from having the stain of original sin, from the very moment of her conception by her parents. She thus became the New Eve, out of whose body would come Jesus, the New Adam. Legend has it that her parents, Anna and Joachim, were devout, old, and ...http://suburbanbanshee.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/tomorrow-night-is-the-dia-de-las-velitas/
Origin of Our Thanksgiving Day A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - November 27, 2014 Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. St. Paul urged us to give thanks to God always. Our forebears and our founding fathers, active Christians, often followed this sage counsel. And eventually our national day of Thanksgiving evolved. The very first Thanksgiving was celebrated on September 8, 1565, in what is now St. Augustine, Florida, by Spanish settlers and Timucua Indians. On that day the first Mass, an act of thanksgiving, ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2014/11/origin-of-our-thanksgiving-day.html
Historic Cemetery Shows 'Continuity Between Life, Death' CNS BLOG - November 4, 2014 A view of St. Ignatius Church in Port Tobacco, Md., which is in the Washington Archdiocese. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) By Sarah McCarthy PORT TOBACCO, Md. –- Sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Port Tobacco River in southern Maryland, St. Ignatius Church stands out against a backdrop of colorful autumn trees and vacant farmland. The large red brick building, adorned by a white steeple, has occupied this spot for more than 200 ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/historic-cemetery-shows-continuity-between-life-death/