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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 Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us. Read about Saint Augustine of Canterbury... Continue reading
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Saint Philip Neri, pray for us. Read about Saint Philip Neri... Continue reading
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Saint Bede the Venerable, pray for us. Read about Saint Bede the Venerable... Patron of scholars Continue reading
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Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, pray for us. Read about Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi... Continue reading
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Saint Gregory VII, pray for us. Read about Saint Gregory VII... Continue reading
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Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us. Read about Saint Rita of Cascia... Patron of difficult marriages, impossible causes, infertility, parenthood Watch full length movie, Saint Rita of Cascia, on Formed... (If you're not a member of Formed, click on... Continue reading
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Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions, pray for us. Read about Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions, martyrs of Mexico... Continue reading
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In this next section of his letter (1 Pt 3:15-18), Peter tells us to “sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts.” In other words, we are to put Christ first in our hearts and lives by living according to his... Continue reading
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Saint Bernardine of Siena, pray for us. Read about Saint Bernardine of Siena... Patron of advertising, gambling, Italy, public relations Continue reading
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Saint Theophilus of Corte, pray for us. Read about Saint Theophilus of Corte... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Saint John I, pray for us. Pope John I inherited the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ. Italy had been ruled for 30 years by an emperor who espoused the heresy, though he treated the empire’s Catholics with... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us. In Paschal’s lifetime the Spanish empire in the New World was at the height of its power, though France and England were soon to reduce its influence. The 16th... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at catholic family faith
A friend from my parish Bible study group recently asked: Can you teach me what it means to "offer 'it' up" and how that is done? I've read about it, it's been talked about in class, but I am not... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Margaret of Cortona, pray for us. Margaret was born of farming parents in Laviano, Tuscany. Her mother died when Margaret was seven; life with her stepmother was so difficult that Margaret moved out. For nine years she lived with... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Isidore the Farmer, pray for us. Saint Isidore was barely old enough to wield a hoe, Isidore entered the service of John de Vergas, a wealthy landowner from Madrid, and worked faithfully on his estate outside the city for... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Matthias, pray for us. Saint Matthias was elected by the apostles to replace Judas as one of the Twelve. Read more... Read Acts 1:15-26 Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at catholic family faith
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We continue to reflect on Saint Peter’s first letter. The second chapter begins with an exhortation to “...let yourselves be built into a spiritual house...” with Jesus as your cornerstone. (1 Pt 2:5) How do we build ourselves into a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at catholic family faith
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at catholic family faith
What is your priority based on your time, money and possessions, and media? Continue reading
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Saints Nereus and Achilleus, pray for us. Read about Saints Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Ignatius of Laconi, pray for us. Read about Saint Ignatius of Laconi... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at catholic family faith
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Pope Francis is making a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, this Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017, for the 100th Anniversary of Mary's apparition to the three shepherd children beginning on May 13, 1917. He invites everyone around the world to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at catholic family faith
Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i, pray for us. Read about Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka'i... Continue reading
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Saint John of Avila, pray for us. Read about Saint John of Avila... Continue reading
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Saint Peter of Tarentaise, pray for us. Read about Saint Peter of Tarentaise... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at catholic family faith