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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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Christ the King Novena - Day Five 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 17 hours ago at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day Four 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 yesterday at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day 3 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 2 days ago at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day 2 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 3 days ago at catholic family faith
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Christ the King Novena - Day One 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 4 days ago at catholic family faith
Readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 October 2018 I can see myself in James and John. These two Sons of Thunder, boanerges Jesus called them, wanted to be in positions of honor. They wanted to sit a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at catholic family faith
This article is a good reminder that faith-filled Catholic families do not need to be and are not perfect. No one wants to admit to having mice, because they think it reflects badly on their housekeeping skills. As if the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at catholic family faith
God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just: You gave your only Son to save us by the blood of his cross. Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering the pain of all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at catholic family faith
Wisdom is one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (cf. Isaiah 11:2-3). In Baptism, we receive this gift and are strengthened in Wisdom with Confirmation. But what does it mean to be wise? There is a difference between God’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at catholic family faith
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Most holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, united in perfect love, as you look upon us with mercy and caring, we consecrate our hearts, our lives, our family to you. We know the beautiful example of your home in Nazareth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at catholic family faith
Saint Paul had a “thorn in the flesh” to keep him from becoming “too elated.” Because he did not want to suffer, he “begged the Lord...that it might leave [him].” The Lord told him, “ “My grace is sufficient for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at catholic family faith
In his writing On the Incarnation, Saint Athanasius (d. 373) wrote, “God became man that man might become God.” This statement is comforting and challenging. It is comforting to know that God took on human flesh, became one with us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at catholic family faith
Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66 In his poem, The Naming of Cats, T.S. Eliot wrote that cats have three different names: First of all, there's the name that the family... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at catholic family faith
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 Jun 22, 2018 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 Jun 21, 2018 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