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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

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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!

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April 02, 2009



I can't wait for "green" to return around here!! What a lovely garden!


How exciting! I just watered our baby garden. That's a really cute house in the back round. If its yours, congrats! :)


What a wonderful garden.With our dry hot summers and watering restrictions it doesn't pay to plant many vegies here anymore(sigh) ...And I love that green lawn (oh to have a proper lawn again)with those beautiful shade trees; what a wonderful place to do readalouds! I second the house...can we come and live there too!!


Not our house. My neighbor's. Isn't it darling? And to sit on their wrap-around porch, visiting, and drinking lemonade is as good as being at a bed-and-breakfast. :-)


Great quotes!!!! Love the title!

Helen R

Beautiful! Love the quotes-it is oh, so true about the difference between the weed and the valuable plant! :) Incidentally, the weed at the base of the onion is purslane and is supposedly edible...not that I have tried it-yet! Which just goes to show what is one man's weed is another man's salad! :D

Cheryl M.

Cay, you and your family have a wonderful garden! :)

Alice Cantrell

How beautiful!!!!! What a wonderful garden you all have!! Are those potatoes I see in the first picture? So when are y'all coming for a visit? ;-)

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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.

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