- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Monday, July 17, 2017
"He is the praise of all his Saints"...Happy 88th birthday mom! Our Lady saw herself as God saw her/Feast of Our Lady of Humility
Today there was a wonderful spiritual gift for my mother in The Magnificat written by Fr Sullivan a "hidden away on the 17th" feast of Our Lady of Humility! "Humility is to see ourselves as God sees us." St Thomas Aquinas... Mary saw herself as God saw her! "Humility is to know that every good thing we have comes from God as pure gift. And this is especially true of Our Lady in our lives. She has been given to us as a pure gift from God, for in her we can see ourselves as God sees us." Fr Sullivan and St Thomas Aquinas!
I just got a call from Hallel today letting us know that she is headed to Saint Pierre to care for 99 year old Little Sister Reginald. "I will have to pray for patience as she asks what time it is every 2 minutes and needs to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes." It sounds a lot like Pat's mother, who died in December and was on hospice for 20 months at home. It was hard too, but it sure feels good now that we honored her and allowed her to stay in her home. It was good to hear from our daughter, and she says that she has been healthy and happy with her life as a contemplative nun in Rome and tomorrow to move to France. I shared with her that both times I did morning prayer with first Pat and then John - "It was the Hallel Psalm 148 filled with all the earth praising God with the highest Praise!" "He is the praise of all the saints." We are all called to be saints and may we strive for that in the midst of all that each day holds!
Happy Birthday dearest mom! Jesus wins!
Bishop Sample for dad, too!