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Marian Consecration Catholic Church

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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What if the House Burns Down? – Worries of a Single Mom of 5 Boys

What if the house burns down? How would I get my boys out in time? How would I save us all? I’d been hoping my school would want me full time, but despite the kind and patient explanation I was given, there was no way around it. My job was on the line. With NY’s taxes, economically devastating policies, and high …

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Wounds on Hands of Married Couple

The Wounds of Love

I use very few guest posts on SingleMomSmiling mostly because submissions do not fit my message of hope and healing through the Lord. Pretty much anyone can write a piece on divorce nowadays. It takes someone special to see God working through it. This post is written by one of those special people. Poet of …

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Grace, Light, & Understanding in Marian Consecration – Finally!

Two days before the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I woke already tired. For the past several weeks, I’d been on an arduous journey of Marian Consecration. In about 48 hours the Consecration would be done. I wasn’t giving up on doing it someday, but there were too many unanswered questions for me to consecrate …

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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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Lisa Duffy - Divorce Reflections

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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