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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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Mary, Woman of the New Wine There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at catholic family faith
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Mary of Nazareth He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the Sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, "Where did this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at catholic family faith
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Mary, Obedient Woman When his parents saw him they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety." He said... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at catholic family faith
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Mary, Queen of Martyrs When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and had killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at catholic family faith
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Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted When the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord...And the child's father and mother were amazed at what was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at catholic family faith
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Mary, Womb of the Word Made Flesh Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at catholic family faith
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Mary, Cause of Our Joy And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Blessed Among Women When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Full of Grace In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Virgin Earth I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; ...You shall no more be named Forsaken, and your land shall no more be named Desolate; but you shall be called My... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Virgin of Virgins Then Isaiah said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary men, must you weary my God as well? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Intact Garden You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. . . . You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes, with one... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Seat of Wisdom O God of my ancestors and Lord of mercy, who have made all things by your word, and by your wisdom have formed humankind...give me the wisdom that sits by your throne, and do not reject... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Splendor of Grace My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Our Advocate Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Virgin Daughter of Sion Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Ark of the New Covenant He and all his men went to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Sometimes, on the Solemnity of the Ascension, people ask “Why did Jesus ascend into heaven? Why didn’t he stay on earth and establish his kingdom on earth?” I would say that there are two reasons that Jesus didn’t stay earth-bound,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Humble Servant of the Lord So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” ... Then Hannah prayed and said: “My... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at catholic family faith
Mary, Faithful Woman Boaz took Ruth. When they came together as husband and wife, theLord enabled her to conceive and she bore a son. The neighbor women joined the celebration: “A son has been born to Naomi!” They named him... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Full of Grace The Lord turned to Gideon and said: Go with the strength you have, and save Israel from the power of Midian. Is it not I who send you? But he answered him, “Please, my Lord, how... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, the Strong Woman Gone was freedom beyond the walls, gone indeed from Israel. When I, Deborah, arose, when I arose, a mother in Israel. New gods were their choice; then war was at the gates. No shield was to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Flame of God When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called out to him from the bush: Moses! Moses! He answered, “Here I am.” God said: Do not come near! Remove your sandals from... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at catholic family faith
I recently came across the book, Mother of Mercy: A Month with Mary by Sr. Marie-Paul Farran. The little book features Scripture, quotes from Church theologians, and prayers to Our Mother. It also features images of the icons of Sr.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at catholic family faith
As I write this, I am not feeling peaceful. My grandchildren have been sick so I have been caring for them while my daughter is at work. While this is good, my house is cluttered and dusty, the laundry is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at catholic family faith