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Christ is Risen!

Alleluia! He is risen indeed!

Divine Mercy Novena

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.
If you would like to pray along, you can find the prayers and sign up for a daily email reminder here.

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In full swing

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.

Dear Lord,

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.

Amen.

Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Starting on October 4th, I am joining more than 63,000 Catholics to pray the Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for a special event coming up!
Pope Francis is planning a Marian Day celebration at the Vatican and at this event he plans to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
This event is on October 13th and PrayMoreNovenas.com is organizing a novena as a way for us to join in unity with the Holy Father and prepare for this event.
You can sign up for handy email reminders to get the the novena prayers here:
After you sign up, maybe you can help spread the word as well. God’s Mercy is abundant and overflowing, let’s share it!

Quote for the day

“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

Dear Lord,

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.

Amen.