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ohhhh, the laughter!

"He's baptized" - behind the scenes

"He's baptized."

The higher the love, the more demands will be made on us to conform tothat idea. To a great extent the level of any civilization is the levelof its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy ofher. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the moredevoted she is to truth, justice, and goodness, the more a man has toaspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actuallybe written in terms of the level of its women. -Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Life is Worth Living

We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if hewants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to cleanthe toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We mustsay, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this is ourstrength. This is the joy of the Lord. -Blessed Mother Teresa

The family, as the fundamental and essential educating community, isthe privileged means for transmitting the religious and cultural valueswhich help the person to acquire his or her own identity. Founded onlove and open to the gift of life, the family contains in itself thevery future of society; its most special task is to contributeeffectively to a future of peace. -Blessed John Paul ll

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to lovethose close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hungerthan to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our ownhome. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for eachother must start. -Blessed Mother Teresa

Weekinds with Chesterton: Free love

Joy is the surest sign of God’s presence in the soul. -Blessed Mother Theresa

For if God calls each of us individually, he calls us with both ourgifts and our failings. And it is in our failings, and in parts of ourlives that embarrass us, that we are often drawn closest to God. James Martin, SJ

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our sweet baby boy is becoming quite the roly poly! :D

Neither graces, nor revelations, nor raptures, nor gifts granted to asoul make it perfect, but rather the intimate union of the soul withGod. These gifts are merely ornaments of the soul, but constituteneither its essence nor its perfection. My sanctity and perfectionconsist in the close union of my will with the will of God. -St. Maria Faustina (Diary 1107)

Singing & Dancing

Prayer can truly change your life. For it turns your attention awayfrom yourself and directs your mind and your heart toward the Lord. -Blessed John Paul ll

It’s always about the little things