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St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Woman of Faith and Fortitude CATHOLIC FIRE - January 12, 2015 ... was the sixth of twelve children. Her mother died when Marguerite was just 19 and she became the surrogate mother to her siblings. The following year, through the inspiration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she consecrated her life to God and became a member of the Extern Congregation of Troy, a group of women who were dedicated to teaching the poor children of the town. It was during this time that she first sensed a call to missionary work. In 1652, Monsieur de Maisonneuve, the founder and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/01/st-marguerite-bourgeoys-woman-of-faith.html
A New Year's Resolution TEA AT TRIANON - January 4, 2015 ... how a young woman so desirous of God bore her excruciating pain and suffering with good cheer and fortitude, never losing concern for those around her. In the midst of great difficulty in breathing that was alleviated only by sitting up with arms extended in the form of a cross, and propped up on the shoulders of two supporting Sisters, St. Therese somehow managed to utter little puns and word plays that elicited laughter from those surrounding her death bed. In her concern ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-new-years-resolution.html
Just an Ordinary Sunday in the Parish... BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - November 30, 2014 ... part to our young parents embracing the Church's teaching on the openness to the gift of life. That gives me great joy. Now I have a bit of a break for a few hours. This afternoon, we kick off our Knights of Saint Remy boys program; we'll have some basketball, some discussion of virtue, some prayer and some food for our boys, grades 1-12. I hope we have a great ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2014/11/just-ordinary-sunday-in-parish.html