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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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PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at catholic family faith
PRAYER AT HARVEST AND THANKSGIVING O God, source and giver of all things, You manifest your infinite majesty, power and goodness In the earth about us: We give you honor and glory. For the sun and the rain, For the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at catholic family faith
FOR APPRECIATION OF EACH OTHER We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at catholic family faith
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Jesus told Pilate that his kingdom does not belong to this world. (John 18:36) As God's children and members of the Body of Christ through Baptism, we, too, do not... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at catholic family faith
The Art and Practice of Lectio Divina The Bible isn't just a book to read. In fact, it is a library, a collection of books. While someone could just read the books in the Bible, they are meant to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at catholic family faith
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at catholic family faith
Prayer for Deceased Veterans O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at catholic family faith
Today's reading from 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 Brothers and sisters: You are God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But each... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at catholic family faith
November 8, 2015 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time This week, we hear about two widows who share all that they have. The widow from Zarephath trusts Elijah’s words that the Lord will not let her go hungry, so she uses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at catholic family faith
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at catholic family faith
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; all your wonders I will confess. I will rejoice in you and be glad, and sing psalms to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:2-3 Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at catholic family faith
Today is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed - All Souls' Day. It is on this day, the day after the Solemnity of All Saints, that we remember and pray for all of the faithful souls who have gone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at catholic family faith
November 1 - The Solemnity of All Saints While the "big name" Saints have their own feast days celebrated throughout the liturgical year, the Solemnity of All Saints celebrates all of the Saints who are enjoying the Beatific Vision of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at catholic family faith
Washington D.C., Oct 29, 2015 / 06:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three new pieces of scholarship released in recent weeks suggest that children do best with married parents and are more likely to face a host of challenges in other situations.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at catholic family faith
The first reading for today, October 29, 2015, is from Romans 8:31B-39. This is one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that absolutely nothing can keep Christ from loving me. Reflect on this passage with Lectio Divina... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at catholic family faith
Today, October 28, is the Memorial of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles. Jude (Judas, the son of James) is so named by Luke and Acts, while Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at catholic family faith
The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands. Day unto day pours forth speech; night unto night whispers knowledge. There is no speech, no words; their voice is not heard; A report goes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at catholic family faith
Let us pray for people with disabilities: May those around them recognize that every person is a good and perfect gift and treat them accordingly. The beauty of parenting…is that you aren’t given a child with a disability. You are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at catholic family faith
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-6 Hebrews 5:1-6 Mark 10:46-52 Jesus asks Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man answers, “Master, I want to see.” I see at least two things... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at catholic family faith
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul. He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at catholic family faith
Today is the optional Memorial of Saint John Paul II, Pope (1920-2005) When this popular pope died, crowds in St. Peter’s Square chanted “santo subito” (“sainthood now”). The Vatican heard, and the sainthood cause for the jet-setting pontiff who helped... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at catholic family faith
Because we have experienced the love of Christ, we want to share it. The gifts God has given to us are not gifts for ourselves. Like the large catch of fish (see Luke 5:6) or the overflowing measure of flour... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at catholic family faith
The prayer shared on the Jesuit Prayer APP for October 20, 2015, is the lyrics from "Harvest Hymn" by Matthias Claudius (1780). We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land; But it is fed and watered... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at catholic family faith
Let us pray for women who are unexpectedly pregnant and filled with anxiety: May the Blessed Mother help them to know they are not alone. Learn the 10 Ways to Support Her When She's Unexpectedly Expecting “Perhaps one of your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at catholic family faith
My five-year-old grandson loves to help. I try to tap into that love for helping as often as possible by having him help me with household tasks. Of course, his span of attention is only about five minutes, so he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at catholic family faith