Ven. Archbishop Sheen’s Spiritual Adoption of an Unborn Child


These prayers are said daily for nine months.  God will not refuse them!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

The name I wish to give my baby is ______.

Jesus, may Your peace and Your love embrace the hearts, minds, and souls of the family, friends, and loved ones who encourage this abortion and lead  them all to Your Sacred and Eucharistic Heart. Amen.



Three Reasons I Will Not Be Seeing The Doctor Strange Movie


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In November of this year Marvel will be releasing another movie, this one about the “Sorcerer Supreme” Doctor Strange. Marvel created Doctor Strange in 1963 to be one of their comic book heroes.

Many, many, people (myself included) are HUGE fans of Marvel and the near infinite number of epic heroes they have produced: the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man…. Marvel‘s masterminded genius has succeeded in creating a whole fantastical universe that people have been happily losing themselves  in for more than 65 years now. Catholics like myself have even been spiritually uplifted by the Christ-like  virtue and self-sacrifice exhibited in many of Marvel’s heroes that remind us of the beautiful calling of the Scriptures: “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” “learn to do good. Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.”…

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Discerned Out

Hey guys!  Just a brief post to let you know that I’ve discerned out.  The community and I weren’t as good a match as I at first thought and my soul’s charisms have been changing a lot in recent years (I guess that’s just part of growing up.) so I finally concluded that I am not, after all, called to a monastic Order.  I have not yet given up on Religious Life, but I’m going to just enjoy being a lay person for now and try not to rush into anything.  Thank you for your prayers!

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italian plums

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One of the few fringe benefits of keeping a food blog is that friends assume you’d like some of the plums and pears ripening on their trees. That would be a yes. These particular trees are mossy, knobby quadragenarians with plums so perfectly ripe they have an aura. That’s why I’m embarrassed to admit what an amateur operation we ran. The technique was to shake the tree, duck as the fruit pelted down, and gather up the unscathed ones. There were enough for a few big sacks; next time we’ll be prepared with a picker, or at least helmets. There’s plenty for fresh eating and plenty for giving away and as we speak I’m trying to figure out how to use the rest.

If you’re in Seattle and can’t use everything from your overloaded fruit tree, give Lettuce Link a call at 206.633.0224. They’ll gladly pick your tree for the…

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Read Through The Catholic Bible In A Year


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Jan 1: Genesis (Gen) 1-3 & Mark 1

Jan 2: Gen 4-6

Jan 3: Gen 7-9

Jan 4: Gen 10-12 Matthew (Matt 1)

Jan 5: Gen 13-15 & Matt 2

Jan 6: Gen 16-18 & Matt 3

Jan 7: Gen 19-21 & Matt 4

Jan 8: Gen 22-24 & Mark 2

Jan 9: Gen 25-27

Jan 10: Gen 28-30

Jan 11: Gen 31-33 & Matt 5

Jan 12: Gen 34-36 & Matt 6

Jan 13: Gen 37-39 & Matt 7

Jan 14: Gen 40-42 & Matt 8

Jan 15: Gen 43-45 & Mark 3

Jan 16: Gen 46-48

Jan 17: Gen 49-50 & Exodus (Ex) 1

Jan 18: Ex 2-4 & Matt 9

Jan 19: Ex 5-7 & Matt 10

Jan 20: Ex 8-10 & Matt 11

Jan 21: Ex 11-13 & Matt 12

Jan 22: Ex 14-16 & Mark 4

Jan 23: Ex 17-19

Jan 24: Ex 20-22


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