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Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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8 Ways Our Family Celebrates Good Friday

Good Friday at our house follows certain traditions: 1.  We fast.  My husband and I don’t eat anything, while we encourage the kids to last as long as they can without eating, then they can only eat simply so that they are not hungry, such as plain bread and water.  We also abstain from meat. …

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Divine Mercy Reflection

I changed the words this morning ever slightly to a prayer in the Divine Mercy Chaplet… I changed the “I” to “you” and the “you” to “me” Eternal Father,  You gave me the body and blood, soul and divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those …

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Rosary Reflection: Being Passionate

What is the definition of believing?  The dictionary defines it as:  accepting (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.  I would define it as being PASSIONATE.  Meditating with the kids this morning on the joyful mysteries and what it means to be PASSIONATE about the Lord and our faith: the PASSION Mary had …

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Stations of the Cross

This video series by Busted Halo will help me to pray the stations of the cross and meditate on them.  I’m hoping it will result in my praying the stations of the cross more often with the kids – but right now I need to start the devotion and what better time to start than …

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