Praying for Matthew Karol

Prayer During Hurricane Season

  • Prayer for Hurricane Season
    O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; you are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control. The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen. Originally dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey in 1957. - Fr. Al Volpe, Cameron Parish, LA

Catholic Homeschool Magazine

Prayer to End Abortion

  • Prayer to End Abortion
    Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

My Cajun Pantry

Picture Perfect Receipts

Welcome to Catholic Cuisine

« New Room | Main | My Hole in the Wall »

September 29, 2006



You made me cry, Cay. What a beautiful post.

Denise in Ohio

Oh Cay, I'm going to be blogging a hospital photo soon too. But, with our youngest son. What moments of our mommyhood. I can't imagine him at nineteen, in sixteen years from now! But I can imagine all the memories. I agree: don't cry because it's over now....laugh because it happened. Amen.


Beautiful. Happy Birthday!!!


Beautiful. Happy Birthday!!!


Oh, Cay. How quickly the years go. Thank goodness you didn't miss a minute of it! Happy Birthday to your wonderful son.

Jenn Miller

So lovely, Cay. Those firsts keep on coming. My mother always said it's not that being the first child is the favorite, it's just that learning and experiencing all the firsts through that child makes it special and memoriable.


Hi Cay - lovely post, especially the last quote (though I will always cry a little bit - my daughter just moved up to regular finger nail clippers instead of baby sized and I cried about that!) Thanks for the comment on my site - I've been lurking on yours for a while now!
Big Happy Birthday to your baby and a happy day to you as well.


Oh Cay! The tears are streaming down my face!!! I know you said not to cry ... lol! But thank you so much for sharing that wonderful tribute to your firstborn. I hope he had a wonderful birthday (and you, too, dear Mama)! There definately is something about the first, and Jenn Miller's mom said it very well! God bless ...

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Phases of Womanhood

House Prayer

  • (Adapted from Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House Prayer)
    God our Father, Open our hearts to your Presence. Open our minds to your Guidance. Open our lives to your Love, Through the intercession of Our Lady Bless us, bless our family and our home. Make us an instrument of your peace And a sign of your presence. Unite us to your Son, Jesus, in such a way That all who see and know us may see and know Jesus. By our unity to Him on Earth, Unite us to Him Forever in Heaven. With faith and confidence We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Cottage Clippings

Purchase "A Picture Perfect Childhood"

Join Us for a Book Walk

June 2009

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
Blog powered by Typepad