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Marian Consecration Anniversary – A Vision of Purgatory

I vomited. A green, gray, brown, yellow, fleshy, uncolored substance spewed forth from my mouth. The smell was vile. The smell of me was vile. Worse than anything I’ve ever smelled. Pungent. Intense. Gross. Indescribable. Words to describe my smell but also how I looked. I shook uncontrollably. Tremors overtook my body. They were no …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – Giving My All to Jesus Through Mary

The morning of Marian Consecration filled with an an odd combination of Peace, Joy, excitement and I can’t explain what. It was a combination of absolute ecstatic energy and utterly calm peacefulness. Consecration was more right than anything I had ever done. I was sure of it in a way that’s impossible to explain. On a …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – Mary’s Role in God’s Love Story for Us

Marian Consecration was no easy task. In fact, I am wondering if I was undergoing a spiritual attack of some sort. Nothing seemed to be going right. The weather interfered. Confirmation classes I was teaching interfered. My own stubbornness, lack of understanding, and inability to love better interfered. When it all came together and I got it, …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – God Is Love. I Am Not.

One year ago I made my Consecration to Jesus through Mary on February 11th, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. I’m still processing the awesome reality of lasting change that can only have come through giving myself in Marian Consecration. I’m still in wonder over God’s Grace permitting a poor wretch like me to Consecrate myself to Jesus’ Immaculate …

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A Different Kind of Good – A Marital Abandonment Anniversary

As many abandoned spouses know, today’s marital abandonment doesn’t always mean desertion. While society congratulates the parent who moves out for staying “involved,” it largely ignores longterm challenges abandoned spouses face redefining themselves and filling emptiness left behind when children visit the deserting parent. Last week I celebrated another anniversary in my journey through abandonment. On October 11th, 2011, I wrote my first post for Single …

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Crazy Catholic Prophecies, the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, & the Miracle of the Sun

On the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s promised Miracle of the Sun, modern man asks if there is truth to such crazy Catholic prophecies or if they are nothing more than Friday the 13th superstitions? Skeptics wonder why we bother with such ideas. Christians find Marian appearances and devotion to her Immaculate Heart heretical. Saddest of all, social …

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If It Takes a Village, What’s Your Role in Another’s Marriage, Divorce, & Family

I didn’t think my first return post would be for literally everyone except those suffering unhappy Marriages, yet that’s where God led with Sunday, September 10th’s readings. As always, God’s Wisdom is right on target. When something as important as Marriage, divorce, and family are involved, sometimes it makes sense to go those around the struggle before going to …

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