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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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April Pope's Prayer Intention– For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult, let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King's triumph! Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me ALL DEVOUT AND FAITHFUL SOULS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. The souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at catholic family faith
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O Lord, Your sorrowing Mother stood by Your Cross; help us in our sorrows to share Your sufferings. Like the seed buried in the ground, You have produced the harvest of eternal life for us; make us always dead to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Begin with an Act of Contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena Intention: Today bring to Me ALL HUMANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at catholic family faith
Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at catholic family faith
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O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at catholic family faith
from Creighton University... My savior, do you invite me to share in the glory of the resurrection? Please stay with me as I struggle to see how accepting the crosses of my life will free me from the power of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at catholic family faith
from Creighton University... God of such unwavering love, how do I "celebrate" the passion and death of Jesus? I often want to look the other way and not watch, not stay with Jesus in his suffering. Give me the strength... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at catholic family faith
from Creighton University... God of love, My prayer is simple: Your son, Jesus, suffered and died for me. I know only that I cannot have real strength unless I rely on you. I cannot feel protected from my many weaknesses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at catholic family faith
Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at catholic family faith
From the cross, Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Jesus was near death on the cross and was crying out to God. Yet Jesus wasn’t simply crying out in despair of feeling abandoned by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at catholic family faith