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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 28, 2009



I know exactly how you feel, I think.


Looking at my own mussed-hair beauties, I can sigh with you and say, yes, they still love me.
And my touch is what they long for everyday.

Love to you,

Paula in MN

I haven't commented, or posted for that matter, in a long time. I'm still here, reading you and praying for the day when we finally meet. I know how you feel.


As the sun sets, the light dims, and we wait for tomorrow.
As the sun rises, the light shines, and we look to the future.
As we live in the present, enjoy each moment, and see the beauty God has bestowed upon us.

You haven't lost your're only writing indelible memories with your daughter, in the present. Tomorrow will come on its own accord, and the future will offer itself once again.

Be happy...God has His plans for you in His are doing now what God has mapped out...don't rush him.

Stephanie B

I am a very regular follower of your blog. I do not remember how I came across it but am thankful that I did. I am from Silsbee Texas...about 30 minutes from Vinton. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the uplifting and loving way you post. Thank you for being the woman and mother....example you are.
Stephanie from TExas


*feels very guilty* The only reason I haven't commented lately, my dear Mrs Gibson is because I haven't gotten the chance to get online! would think the blog-addicted girl that I am would find a way, but life has just so busy I am flying out the door half the time.

Ah...the foreshadowing of motherhood... :)

Anyhoo, this morning after waking up and staggering into the living room, I had a chance to get on the computer and instantly thought of your blog. So I patiently nagged my mom off - clinked on a page to print out info on Fr Seelos for John - and while that was happening, happily pattered my way onto your blog which has changed since I've last visited!

You haven't lost your touch at all, Miss Cay! If anything, you always are an inspiration to me. Why, just this morning when I was putting my Scapular on, your book "Picture Perfect Childhood" which was in its place in a little bookcase by my bed, caught my eye and I said a silent prayer of thanksgiving for God putting you in our life and giving my mom and I such a friend as you.

You truly are a Cajun mama who always brings a smile to everyone's face. :)

Whenever I visit your blog or even think about it I get a lovely feeling in my heart because you write sincerely and beautifully from your heart in the midst of the busy chaos of a homeschooling Catholic family, and I can always count on feeling uplifted and reknewed in my faith at your words.

Thank you, Miss Cay, and please don't ever stop writing. You have never lost your touch or audience - we'll always be here!

Much love,


You are one of my absolute favorite writers! You are so talented in so many ways!

Blessings and Hugs!

Tammy Jimenez

Cay you definitely are one of my all time favorite bloggers!! I met you at the conference this weekend and your cheery soul was confirmation all along that you are DEFINITELY shining forth Christ to all of us out here in homeschool blogging land!!
Keep it up!!!

Susan (aka Birdie)

Ahh Cay,
I've been reading your blog/work for years, yep years, praying for your SIL at this time too and often for you all especially during hurricane season. I find your writing very encouraging, I like your posts about decorating, one I remember off the top of my head asking us to guess what was behind door one or two. I like your peeks into Cajan life, recipes, hurricane prep. and your posts about your little one wanting to try out "real school" and the American Girl Study and your posts about liturgical get togethers, I remember one where girls were crafting at a picnic table. Keep writing Cay, there are some, like me, who often think people as successful as you in publishing hs materials, blogging, don't necessarily want a wider circle of blogging friends. Maybe post some prompts to get us telling our opinions on this or that thought.


Oh Cay! I love your blog - since I moved up here to Alabama from New Orleans it helps me see something familiar. I just never think to comment. I check you everyday.


You know I love your blog. Keep doing what you're doing, I'm loving it.

Also, I understand all about the comments. it's a validation of sorts and it's hard not to get caught up in the numbers.

Love to you!


You know Miss Cay, I always say to myself, "Can we live at your house, Please, Miss Cay!" I admire you, your blog, your relationship with your children, your way of homeschooling...and just wonder, "Can I be like that, God?" I have been feeling so down and trapped and just gone lately, it helps to know that you are real too. Love, Layla


I love your sensitivity and total humility Cay. If only more people could be like you, and say what they really feel, and not pretend like everything is "La,la,la". My goal is to be more like you! What a remarkable person you are! Thank you for being so real..I've always wondered what it would be like to write a blog..could never do what you do, as delightful as you do! You make it look so easy and fun and .. how do you do it?! I enjoy all of your posts on 4Real as well! Persevere, believe in yourself, remember you are #1 in God's and your kids eyes and know that I am praying for you!

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  • (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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