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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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    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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May 01, 2009


Clare Marie-Therese Duroc

For all the talk of grumpy moods, it looks like a lovely day! And thank you for all the quotes from Charlotte Mason. I've been meaning to read her works for a long time, and those little bits and pieces gave me the push I needed to get started. It's Saturday tomorrow, so I'll have lots of reading time! :)


What a lovely day!

My two little girls definitely agree with Miss Mason about being out of doors. Especially the one-year-old. She begs to go out every chance she gets.

They're too young for the painting; but I've been having very Mary Lennox sorts of days as they drag me out into the yard. I'm constantly surprised to find how content I become when I spend an unplanned morning pulling weeds because they haven't given me any choice but must be out of doors. Once I give over grumbling about my own wrecked plans, I find that sitting in the garden getting dirt under my nails is infinitely better than whatever it was I "needed" to get done.


I don't think any child is too young for fingerpainting. :-)

And w/ summer just around the corner, you can set out a plastic swimming pool, let them paint, then let them splash in the pool or play w/ the hose to clean the paint off.

It's all good!


Love seeing that others are taking their quilts and art supplies outdoors, as well. We're taking CM's directive to be outdoors very seriously these days.:-)


Looks like fun! I'd have love to be out there painting, and I'm sure Faith, Hope and Andrew would second it! The only thing is we don't have paint, but oh what a silly excuse when we still have paper, drawing books and pencils!

~ Just to let you know, my parents got back today, safe and sound. Not exactly sure where Michael and John are at the moment...but if Mommy and Daddy aren't looking worried then they must be somewhere! ;)

Can't wait for Co-op Monday and the surprise treat! Speaking of co-op, I finally got around to putting up a new post on my blog - I think you'll like it. ;)

Very inspiring quotes from Miss Mason, and a very inspiring post. I always know when I head over here that you'll have pictures of something fun you and the kids did!



Good to hear from you. :-)
Glad your parents got back. I'm sure your Mom has more peace of mind but I told her you were a very responsible big sister. Still, I hope you knew that I was only a call away.

Tell your mom that we have lots of paint. The girls would LOVE for all of you to come paint w/ them.

Look forward to seeing you Monday.

Caroline (stellamaris)

Cay, where did you find those terrific easels? I'd love to get some for my boys. Inspiring post! If it weren't pouring here, I'd go out right now.


This is a great post Cay! I think I'll read that chapter. (And the Secret Garden.)


Cay, this is such a lovely post! I'm hosting the next CM carnival that comes out next Tuesday, would you mind me including this post??

You can submit it via the link on my blog (I shared the link in a post today) or you can email me with just a "yes" or "no." :)



Cay, where did you get those easels? They are super!


I'm looking forward to sharing your post with my children. Hopes for many more such wonderful days out of doors!

{ jamie @ rose cottage }

It does look like quite a lovely day! ♥ Love Secret Garden, too.

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