Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized by the Catholic Church on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, I will be praying the Divine Mercy Novena beginning on Good Friday.
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We are in full swing of the homeschool year here. With a 13 year old boy this is proving to be quite a challenge.Perhaps it is because he is the youngest that he is also more difficult at this age than I recall any of the others being.
We are again using an eclectic mixture of curricula. We are finishing up Connecting With History volume 2 and will soon begin volume 3. For Science we have Holt Earth Science. DS has begun Algebra this year with Systematic Mathematics Introducing Algebra. We are using the eighth grade Seton readers and Adventures in American Literature from Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. This last is an older literature book and contains some great stories. I really prefer using the older books for literature because they contain actual literature. So many of the newer books contain drivel.
Our history program also contains great literature. Our homeschool adventure is heavy on reading. Historical fiction takes us back in time to the periods we are studying and helps to put the way of life into perspective. I know DS is looking forward to getting into the medieval literature all about knights and squires. The very subjects his sister abhorred are a great draw on his interest.
Please help me to be the mother and teacher you desire me to be. May I seek Your guidance in all I do and may I see Your face in my children.
“And now let us begin this journey, [together] as bishop and people. This journey of the Church of Rome, which is to preside over all the Churches in charity. It is a journey of fraternity, of love, of trust between us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the world, so that a great brotherhood may be created. I hope that this journey of the Church, which we begin today and in which my Cardinal Vicar who is present here will assist me, will be fruitful for the Evangelization of this beautiful city.”
– His Holiness, Pope Francis
Please bless Your servant Francis as He embarks on the journey You have set before him. May the laity pray for him as he asked and turn their hearts toward You.
My children are now mostly grown, and my youngest is a high school student studying to be an electrician in the public high school's vocational program. If I could have homeschooled this, I would have, but I could not give him a vocational program at home. I will continue to share what I know and what we have successfully used to get to this point.
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