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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 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 6 hours ago 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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Mary, Queen of the World A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Assumed into Heaven A strong sound from heaven was heard towards nine in the morning and a perfume floated that was so sweet that all the bystanders were overcome by sleep except for the apostles and the three virgins,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Queen of Apostles Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet...When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, James and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at catholic family faith
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Mary, Woman of the Cross Standing near the cross of Jesus was his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at catholic family faith
Mary, Blessed Because She Has Believed While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!" But he said, "Blessed... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at catholic family 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 May 26, 2016 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 May 25, 2016 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 May 24, 2016 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 May 23, 2016 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 May 21, 2016 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 May 20, 2016 at catholic family faith