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Maggie's First Holy Communion MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - May 2, 2016 ... rosary, a watch , and Nancy Drew books . Then it was time to change and get ready for Mass. We were so lucky that my sister-in-law gave us this dress (never been worn!) and it fit Maggie perfectly. The shoes and tights were from Easter, and the veil was my wedding veil, I just cut off the long layer and left the top shorter one. My mom gave her a miraculous medal necklace with pearls (because Margaret means pearl). It all came together beautifully and of course Maggie was the ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2016/05/maggies-first-holy-communion.html
Easter 2016 MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - March 28, 2016 ... so good but too chocolatey (really, I would use half the filling next time!) And finally it was time for the Family Easter Basket Bucket! T-shirts , Lego Rosary , Travel Mug , Benedictine bracelets , Rosary roses , Keens , Bungee chair , and candy and individual mouthwash for everyone! After a nap for Declan, we headed to my brother's house for food and fun and the bi-annual Sweeney family photo. And one more of just the kids, aged 18 down to one. Of course, ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2016/03/easter-2016.html
The Nomad Life, and Lenten Lessons MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - February 24, 2016 ... like no matter what I choose to "do for Lent", God gives me what I need more. And this Lent, He's private tutoring me in detachment. The hardest detachment for me has been from our nightly tv shows. That is so pathetic. Yes, my parents have a tv, but all of our previously recorded shows are on our dvr at home, and we never watch tv in real time, we're always an episode behind, so I can't watch the new episode as it airs since I haven't yet watched the previous ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-nomad-life-and-lenten-lessons.html
Catholic Book Club: When You Suffer LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - February 24, 2016 ... attempts to relieve suffering and the media tries to sell us on a life without pain, only the Church offers the perspective that suffering has meaning. St. John Paul II said that suffering without meaning can lead to despair, but if we can attach meaning to our suffering, we are capable of going through anything. When You Suffer is a refreshing look at the mystery of pain and suffering and how to find meaning and even joy in the midst of it. Jeff Cavins discusses why we suffer and how our ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2016/02/catholic-book-club-when-you-suffer.html
The ULTIMATE Easter Basket Giveaway (Ten Prizes!) MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - February 9, 2016 ... This necklace is such a wonderful reminder of what our families should strive to imitate even though there are so many difficult crosses thrown our way. What better example of family life than Mary, Joseph, and Jesus? Right?! III. A beautiful print from Hatch Prints with a quote from St. Catherine of Sienna "Be who God made you to be and you will set the world on fire." I thought this would be perfect for a child's bedroom (or any room, really!) as a reminder ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-ultimate-easter-basket-giveaway-ten.html
Candlemas FR. KENNETH ALLEN - February 3, 2016 ... subject to the law of Moses, which required purification and presentation in the temple, yet subjected herself to it. From this comes the name Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. It is also called Candlemas, because before Mass on this day the candles used in divine service are blessed and carried in procession. Why are the candles blessed on this day and carried in procession? In remembrance of the presentation of Jesus to His Heavenly Father ...http://www.fatherallen.net/2016/02/03/candlemas-2/