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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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Dearest Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in heaven doing good on earth. Your trust in God was complete. Pray that He may increase my trust in His goodness and mercy as I ask... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at catholic family faith
Dearest Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in heaven doing good on earth. Your trust in God was complete. Pray that He may increase my trust in His goodness and mercy as I ask... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at catholic family faith
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We celebrate the feast of St Therese of Lisieux on October 1. For the next 9 days, join me in praying this Novena of St Therese. Dearest Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at catholic family faith
The U.S. Catholic Bishops have designated September 18 as “Catechetical Sunday.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at catholic family faith
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The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows is celebrated on September 15. The Seven Sorrows of Mary are a popular devotion in the Roman Catholic Church depicting sorrowful events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These Seven Sorrows... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at catholic family faith
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The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated every year on September 14, recalls three events: The legendary finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine. The dedication of churches built by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Saint Peter Claver, pray for us. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites all the faithful to pray on September 9, the memorial of Saint Peter Claver, for peace and an end to violence and racial tension in our nation.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Prayer of Workers Blessed are you, Lord God, from eternity you have called us to be your people, and to sing your praises at all times. Bless us in our work and prayer, and grant that our lives may give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Before you send your kids off to school on their first day, have breakfast together and pray one or more of these prayers: Blessed are you, Lord God, Creator of body and mind and heart; you have sent the Spirit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at catholic family faith
Today's Gospel is from Luke 5:33-39. Prayer for New Wineskins... Lord, take away our old patches. Fill us with new wine and help us to stretch and grow in your loving mercy and compassion. Make us to expand in hope... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Prayer to Care for Our Common Home Father of all, Creator and ruler of the universe, You entrusted your world to us as a gift. Help us to care for it and all people, that we may live in right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at catholic family faith
Saint Monica is an example for all mothers (and fathers) who wish for their children to know and love the Lord. Let us be like Monica in our persistence for praying for our children. Learn more about Saint Monica... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at catholic family faith
Today is the memorial of Saint Bartholomew, apostle (Mark 3:18; Matthew 10:3; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). Also traditionally known as Nathanael in the Gospel of John (1:43-49), he is told by Philip, "Come and see...the one Moses wrote about in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Marian Hymns for the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Regina Caeli V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. R. Pray... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at catholic family faith
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We hear in the first reading from Isaiah that God calls all nations to himself. Yet Jesus tells us that some who try to enter the gates of heaven will not be strong enough. So then, how are we saved?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at catholic family faith
Have you ever been hesitant to talk about your faith in God because you didn’t think the other person would understand or you didn’t want to upset them? Sometimes people are so closed to the possibility of faith in God... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at catholic family faith
Dear Lord, I like my stuff. My things make me happy. I like my comfortable home with my nice furniture and accessories. I enjoy preparing meals with my array of kitchen tools. I delight in driving a smooth-riding car. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at catholic family faith
When Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them to pray, it wasn’t because they didn’t know how to pray. They were Jewish and knew their Jewish prayers. They prayed the Sh’ema (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) every morning and night. They knelt down... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at catholic family faith
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I always smile when I read this passage about Abraham's visit with the three men. He asks Sarah and his servant to "quickly" prepare a meal. In my experience, making bread is not quick; even flatbread takes time to mix,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at catholic family faith
God’s Word “is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.” (Deuteronomy 30:14) God’s word is within us, guiding us, challenging us to live according to God’s ways.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at catholic family faith
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During my life's regular routine, I am good about praying daily. When the regular routine is interrupted, such as for vacation, however, I can tend to forget to take time out for prayer. So I can relate to the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Recently I was on retreat with several women from my parish. The theme of the retreat was Embracing the Joy of God’s Love. We reflected on Saint Paul’s proclamation on love in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at catholic family faith
May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at catholic family faith
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O Lord my God, You called me from the sleep of nothingness merely because in your tremendous love you want to make good and beautiful beings. You have called me by my name in my mother's womb. You have given... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at catholic family faith