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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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Did You Know? In the Catholic Church in the United States, January 22nd is designated as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” As Catholics, we are called... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May those nearing life’s end receive medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: The dying process is a sacred time—a final season to seek closure in this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May those who long to welcome a child into their family be filled with trust in God’s loving plan. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: It can be very difficult and painful when the Lord doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at catholic family faith
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If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888) for immediate assistance. They can communicate in over 200 languages and provide immediate information, assistance, and local referrals for potential human trafficking situations.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May all victims and survivors of human trafficking find freedom, refuge, and healing. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: Those who are vulnerable are most at risk for being lured into situations where they are trafficked.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at catholic family faith
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If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential, non-judgmental help is available. Visit www.hopeafterabortion.org. Intercession: May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope and healing in Christ. Prayers: Our Father, 3... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May God’s peace fill the hearts of all who travel upon the path of adoption. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us to “hold fast to the hope that lies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at catholic family faith
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If you or someone you know has been abused by a member of the clergy, please report the abuse to law enforcement. You may also contact your local Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator (see list of coordinators by diocese). Intercession: May... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May all people embrace the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift and is worth living. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at catholic family faith
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Intercession: May a culture of life grow ever stronger in our communities. Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection: God has carefully, lovingly created every person—in His own image and likeness—to be in a loving relationship with Himself.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at catholic family faith
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9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena (9 day prayer) for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Join thousands of Catholics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at catholic family faith
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We bring our needs to the altar, offering them up to God. This is our act of humility, our acknowledgment that we are not the most powerful force in the world, that there is One who is greater. Our Lady,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Jesus had said to Nicodemus, “The Spirit is like the wind… you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.” (Jn 3:8) When the Spirit appeared to Elijah it was like a gentle breeze… to indicate His... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Why such a gruesome death? In God’s plan this was the best way to win the largest number to salvation, based on love, not fear. The power of love itself will attract a response of love from those who have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Every year they used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. Even as a boy, Jesus was a pilgrim. When He was 12, their pilgrimage took on a special meaning. He became an adult in the eyes of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at catholic family faith
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“Jesus is His name” (the angel said to both Joseph and Mary). After eight days they had Him circumcised and gave Him the name, Jesus (Joshua… Savior). After 40 days they took Him to the temple to present Him to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Mary called Joseph a “just man”… i.e. God-fearing, faithful, strong, loving. He was forbidden by law to take this pregnant maiden into his house as wife. But how to save her from public shame? Once the angel spoke to him... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Find more prayers at https://oblatesusa.org/ Mary’s majestic hymn of praise proclaims “the greatness of the Lord” because He has literally turned the world upside down. God scatters the proud; He brings down the powerful; He sends the rich away empty.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Find more prayers at https://oblatesusa.org/ Through the voice of His mother, Jesus greets and sanctified His “voice in the wilderness” while they are both still in the womb. John is the “greatest among the children of men,” the man who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at catholic family faith
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This Novena from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate is a beautiful prayer for our own journey to welcoming Christ into our hearts and lives at Christmas. Here is the first prayer in the Healing and Hope Novena: A messenger was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at catholic family faith
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I love the first snowfall! I love the beauty of the snow falling and coating the trees and ground with a blanket of white. I love walking in a gently falling snow and feeling the crisp cold of the air... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day Nine In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. I pray for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day Eight In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. I pray for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day Seven In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. I pray for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day Six In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship. I pray for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at catholic family faith