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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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Today is the feast day of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, who were executed by King Henry VIII because they refused to sign an oath of supremacy to name the king the supreme head of the Church in England,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at catholic family faith
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Today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, and the day with the longest hours of daylight. It is a day to celebrate and give thanks and praise to God! God of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at catholic family faith
As they were “all in one place together” (Acts 2:1), the apostles heard “a noise like a strong driving wind.” “Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.”... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Nine Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life. You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Eight Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Virgin Mary, Mother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Seven Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. Mary, Undoer of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Six Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Mary,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Five Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Four Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Three Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at catholic family faith
Mary Undoer of Knots - Day Two Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at catholic family faith
See the Novena at Pray More Novenas... We all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them! The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Almighty God, You have granted Your Church the light and strength to accompany humanity on its earthly journey towards its eternal destiny. In this Third Millennium too, the Church will be faithful in making man’s way her own, knowing that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at catholic family faith
April Pope's Prayer Intention– For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at catholic family faith
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April is Abuse Prevention Month God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just: You gave your only Son to save us by his blood on the cross. Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at catholic family faith
Gospel Reading for the Third Sunday of Easter (Lk 24:35-48) The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at catholic family faith
Lord, There are so many things that we fear, so many things that threaten to take away our peace: Pain and illness, difficult family relationships, bullying, school shootings, domestic violence, war, and so much more. Our world is filled with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Spring is a process. While many people would love for Mother Nature to just flip a switch and go from cold and snowy to sunny and warm, creation doesn't really work that way. Every new birth is a process, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at catholic family faith
Over the last couple of weeks, members of my family have been on antibiotics for strep throat and ear, sinus, and respiratory infections. It was a rough Easter and spring break. I've read about Saints who connected with God through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THE MEEK AND HUMBLE SOULS AND THE SOULS OF LITTLE CHILDREN, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SEPARATED THEMSELVES FROM MY CHURCH, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD* AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET KNOW ME. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at catholic family faith