My family . . . the blessings of my life!

My family . . . the blessings of my life!
Sean, Mackenzie, Pat (hubby), me, Jeneah

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mackenzie's blog for WYD RIO

I can't believe the time is fast approaching! MILLIONS of youth & young adults from all over the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- AND MACKENZIE WILL BE ONE OF THEM!!!  This will be her 1st (hopefully of many) WYDs & her first time to see a pope in person...and how blessed she is to see our newly elected Pope Francis (yes, Mom is jealous!!).

Make sure to follow her blog here:
Mackenzie WYD Rio de Janeiro . . .

Meet Sister Miriam James, SOLT

Some of us have been stalking...uhm, I mean following Sister Miriam James on her awesome blog:  NunEssential blog

The Lord recently blessed us with a huge gift -- Sister Miriam was able to come out and speak at our Pan de Vida youth & young adult retreat. What a special blessing that was for the retreatants and for those of us who got to meet someone who inspires our faith journey!

Sister Miriam we love you & thank God for sending you into our lives & look forward to seeing you in person again (soon hopefully).

Prayers for you & your studies!

Dedication to Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, take away my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

St. Teresa of Avila
“For mental prayer…is nothing more than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much…Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux
"...So I sought in holy Scripture some idea of what this life I wanted would be, and I read these words: 'Whosoever is a little one, come to me.' It is your arms, Jesus, that are the lift to carry me to heaven. And so there is no need for me to grow up; I must stay little and become less and less."

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.