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Teresa Burns
I am a woman of faith, wife, mother, parish catechetical leader, "zoo" keeper, and dreamer.
Interests: Reading, writing, walking with my dog, snuggling with my cats...and my husband, and discussing my faith.
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Saint Polycarp, pray for us. Read about Saint Polycarp... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at catholic family faith
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All Who Sat on the Chair of Saint Peter, pray for us. Read about the Chair of Saint Peter... From Wikipedia... Early martyrologies indicate that two liturgical feasts were celebrated in Rome, centuries before the time of Charles the Bald,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at catholic family faith
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Saint Peter Damian, pray for us. Read about Saint Peter Damian... Read more about Saint Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at catholic family faith
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Blessed Jacinta Marto (1910 - 1920) & Blessed Francisco Marto (1908 - 1919) are two of the children from Fatima, Portugal, who witnessed visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Fatima. Read about Blessed Jacinta and Francisco... Patrons... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at catholic family faith
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Saint Conrad of Piacenza, pray for us. Read about Saint Conrad of Piacenza... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at catholic family faith
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Blessed John of Fiesole, pray for us. Read about Blessed John of Fiesole... Patron of Christian Artists. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at catholic family faith
Through these winter weeks of Ordinary Time, the Gospels at Mass are from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is drawing from the teachings of the Old Testament, which we hear in the first readings at Mass. Today we read... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at catholic family faith
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Founders of the Servite Order, pray for us. Read about the Seven Founders of the Servite Order... Learn more about the Servite Order, the Order of Servants of Mary... The Order of Servants of Mary, the Servite Order, practice a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at catholic family faith
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Saint Gilbert of Sempringham, pray for us. Read about Saint Gilbert of Sempringham... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at catholic family faith
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Saint Claude de la Colombiere, pray for us. Read about Saint de la Colombiere, Jesuit priest who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus... Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus V. Lord, have mercy on us. R. Christ,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saints Cyril and Methodius, pray for us. (Cyril: c. 827 – February 14, 869; Methodius: c. 815 – April 6, 884) Read about Saints Cyril and Methodius... Patrons of ecumenism and Slavic peoples. Saint Valentine is also celebrated on February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph, pray for us. Read about Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph... “Love God, love God” was his characteristic phrase as he gathered food for the friars and shared some of his bounty with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saint Apollonia, pray for us. Read about Saint Apollonia... Patron of dentists and toothaches. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at catholic family faith
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Read about Our Lady of Lourdes... Patron of body ills. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at catholic family faith
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In the book of Sirach, we read, “Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him.” (Sirach 15:17) This reminds me of a Cherokee legend I came across several years ago. An old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Scholastica, pray for us. Read about Saint Scholastica... Patron of religious sisters. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at catholic family faith
By Brian Doyle If I was to ask you a question about where you came from, And you were to ask me did I mean nativity or ethnicity or Nationality or religious background, and I said no, I meant What... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Jerome Emiliani, pray for us. Read about Jerome Emiliani... Patron of orphans, abandoned children. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at catholic family faith
Oh God, we didn't see them. But you did - The hundreds and thousands of human beings trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in modern-day slavery. Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plough fields, harvest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saint Josephine Bakhita, pray for us. Read about Saint Josephine Bakhita, the slave who became a Saint... More on this 20th century Saint... Prayer to Saint Bakhita St. Josephine Bakhita, you were sold into slavery as a child and endured... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Colette, pray for us. Read about Saint Colette... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Paul Miki, pray for us. Read about Saint Paul Miki and his companions in martyrdom in Japan... Have you seen the move Silence by director Martin Scorsese? Silence is a story of the Japanese persecution of Christians and their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Agatha, pray for us. Read about Saint Agatha... Patron of Sicily, bell founders, breast cancer, against fire, Palermo, rape victims, and wet nurses. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saint Joseph of Leonissa, pray for us. Read about Saint Joseph of Leonissa... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Jesus continues his Sermon on the Mount with declarations of what we are to be: salt for the earth and light for the world. But what exactly does it mean to be salt and light? Isaiah provides the answer: Share... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at catholic family faith