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    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

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  • 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!

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April 29, 2009


Charlotte (Matilda)

Thank you for posting that post that you almost didn't and for posting this one. It is these kinds of "real" posts that make me glad that I am apart of this wonderful world of blogs. As for my lack of comments here and elsewhere, it has more to do with limiting online time than anything else. I have a choice between spending my time reading posts or commenting on them and I have been choosing the former. I am still here and reading what you have to say and finding it thought provoking in many different ways. I hope you know that I appreciate you for that!


I also want to thank you so much for opening yourself up to us. Your blog is usually one of my first stops--but usually, as wih Charlotte, time isn't on my side, and I leave without letting you know I have visited.

It is helpful to know that I am not the only person to fall into these "dark times"--but I could never post about them because of the great concern it would cause my family, who know some of the "dark-scary" places I sometimes find myself.

I would love to have permission to take this statement as my own.

"My prayer today is that God grants me the "habitual serenity" to desire only His working in my life...and nothing more." Amen!

Paula in MN

Thank you Cay!


My dear, you are free to use whatever you need that you find her. I give it freely and feel very blessed that you can use it. :-)

Just one thing, reading over that sentence I'm thinking I should have put " desire only His WILL in my life."

Edit it however you like and serves you. :-)

Thank you, ladies, for taking the time to stop and write. I'm rather ashamed of myself this morning because I seldom leave quotes myself and then go on binges hoping no one feels neglected.

Love you!


I meant:

"... I seldom leave COMMENTS myself and then go on binges hoping no one feels neglected."



Thata girl! Bravo!

Lisa Sweet

I just want to let you know that I have three of your books (Catholic Mosaic, A Picture Perfect childhood, and Christmas Mosaic) and your work has opened up the world of "picture books" for me and my family. My children are benefiting greatly from what I have learned from you. You've lost nothing, dear lady. You are an inspiration.
God bless you.


Dear Cay. I love your blog, your writing and we are blessed by you in so many ways. I have cut my computer time to 4 days a week and am not able to leave comments, but know that we love you. I'd love to talk again soon.

Margaret Mary Myers

Hi Cay,

I don't get on the computer as much as I'd like now that I am working part time outside the home as well as homeschooling one visually impaired high schooler and providing moral support to grown kids, some long distance by phone. I do read your blog most of the time...but I won't show up on Google Reader because I read it through Bloglines. Once in a while - like today - I click through. The rest of the time you won't even know I was here. :) But I am here, and I appreciate the beauty, friendliness and openness of your blog. This post and the one it refers to are no exceptions.

You have made me think. I once wrote a blog post about blog manners, making an analogy to attending a party in someone's home. ( What I was thinking after reading your post this morning is that if I were in someone's home, I would take the time to say thank you before I left. Some people just aren't into writing but at least for those of us who do write, perhaps it would be "the better thing" to leave a comment now and then, even if it's just a brief "hi" or "Thank you!"

Thank you, Cay, for bringing sunshine into our homes and our lives with your posts.

Margaret Mary

Margaret Mary Myers

Hmm, that link I posted didn't work because the parenthesis and period got in the way.


sometimes a "pity party" is what we need to be able to realize all the wonderful things we take for granted in our day to day lives. I have a few "parties" myself and I always leave "drunk" on thankfulness.

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    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.

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