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Topic: family

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“Oh, if you could understand the feelings of a mother's heart for a child which is not hers by nature but by grace - the feelings of the heart, I say for the temporal but more especially for the eternal happiness of her child - you would understand what I feel for you.”

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“Never scold nor punish more than the fault deserves. Children naturally love justice even when it punishes them.”

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“Woman in this country is only yet one-fourth of the family. I hope that, through the influence of religion and education, she will eventually become at least one half — the "better half."”

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“I believe one learns to appreciate her Mother more and more when one is so far away from her.”

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“...it is necessary to bear the faults of others and try to correct our own in order not to make others suffer too much.”

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“Let us love one another, Believe me, I have seen and examined much; ...Well, I hold this word:  "Let us love one another!"”

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Prayer

Novena to Our Lady of Providence

Our Lady of Providence, Queen
of the Home, pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,

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Child’s prayer heading into school

The following is a prayer from a child’s perspective. Dear God, I’m a little sad tonight. I just looked at the calendar and it told me it is August. Do…

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God of Surprises

Did you know that God has a playful side? If not why would God have created vast galaxies — miniscule cells, prickly bushes — lamb’s ear plants …

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Father’s Day Prayer

Provident God,
Creator and Sustainer of all life,
thank You for my father whose life reflects/reflected
Your abiding love and care.

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A prayer of presence

Sister Ann Casper, executive director of Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence, shares a prayer on offering God’s presence to others.

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Prayer for homecoming

Bless us, most loving provident God, may this coming home be a re-creation and experience of hospitality and hope. May all who enter this home, may all who walk through…

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Quote of the day

September 19
“...our gaze wandered over a multitude of wonders, especially when from the summit of mountains which seemed to rest beneath our feet we saw steep gorges, beautiful valleys spread out between superb mountains, all in fact which nature could offer most apt to lift up the soul to the Author of all things.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin