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Wounds of Divorce on the Path to Marian Consecration

I began Marian Consecration because I was hungry for a spiritual mentor to help me escape the rut I’d been in. Besides, Marian Consecration seemed like a nice progression to extend a value in Mary I’d discovered only after my husband left, but I was not having a nice consecration. Three of the first four meetings were snowed out and made …

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Wounds of Divorce & Marian Consecration with Maximilian Kolbe

I’d been struggling before beginning my Marian Consecration. Maybe struggling was too strong a word, but I’d certainly been floundering. It seemed I’d hit brick walls at every turn. Things personally and at home were disappointing. My life coaching website, Strahlen Grace, was not coming together at all. I was frustrated and tired and stuck. I …

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Snow Brings Cold & Isolation. DeMontfort Brings Darkness in Marian Consecration

I’d been going through a rough stretch with a feeling that something was missing causing emptiness and aching hunger inside me (Read about this in Part I here). I was plodding along in plans I’d dreamed up years ago, but nothing was going like I’d hoped. I was losing heart and feeling that insatiable, gnawing hunger for more. I wasn’t sure …

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Lisa Duffy: A Road to Healing, Daily Reflections for Divorced Catholics

My world had been shattered, and I was literally still shaking when the woman knocked on my front door. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I looked over this beautiful soul I hadn’t seen in 20 years. I don’t remember our exact conversation. Trauma has a strange effect. Some memories stand out clear as day and are …

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