10 Facts Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery

Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery began in 1832 when Bishop Michael Portier invited five Visitation Sisters from Georgetown, D.C. to pioneer the formation of a convent and school for girls. Twenty-seven acres of land was deeded to them, along with a five-room cottage known as the de Angelis house. By 1834, the number […]

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Thinking About Joining A Monastery?

This cozy little monastery is a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary down town Mobile, AL. The story of how we came to know this place is a rather lovely one, and is thanks to one grandmother who was thinking of joining the convent. Becoming a nun was always a dream of hers. She grew up a […]

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Travelling Companions | St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

    Welcome to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Banff, Alberta, Canada. For more than 100 years, St. Mary’s has served the faith of natives, traders and trappers, settlers, ranchers and farmers, and growing families from both rural and urban communities. Thanks to our pioneer families and their descendants, many of whom are still […]

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Cancers Back Now What

Three best friends, a full tank, Fleetwood Mac on the play list, Monastery bound, and rainy summer day setting behind us. That is exactly how this little trip to CTCA began. However, the trip left us seeing more cancer on the CT scan and coming back for more chemo infusions. BUT. It’s going to be […]

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DiscorveringC | A Must Read on This Mothers Day

    Source: A Mother’s Day Letter to My Late Mom As I’m writing this Mothers Days blog post about my mother and I, and our journey through cancer, an email popped up from a blog I follow. I could not help but tap on the link and began to read. My prayer for today […]

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Lent Series with Prayer Cards Week Five | Arts and Crafts with Kids

This is the fifth week into our Lenten season and boy are we having fun with our prayer cards. Seriously, I’ve enjoyed the children’s cards alittle more than mine. I guess I’m a kid at heart and always will be. I plan to use our prayer cards long after our lent is over, and will […]

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Lent Series with Prayer Cards | Week Four

It’s Springtime and another week closer to Easter! I love how every plant is in full bloom and the green grass lays like fresh carpet across the lawn. It’s the perfect time to grab a picnic blanket and lay beneath the sun. I’m always usually alone, so being outside I usually spend a lot of […]

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Lent Series with Prayer Cards | Week Three

This week on my Lenten series for kids, it’s all about snacks and giving. My Cam-Man had three ‘fasting’ cards, three ‘give’ cards and one card that explain what the color ‘purple’ symbolizes during lent. One of the fun activities we are currently working on is card “Day 17”. However, I wanted to do something […]

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What I’m Lucky For This Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!! When this day rolls around I always think of it as being how “Fat Tuesday” is for us down south, with the celebration of Mardi Gras. During our Lenten season we give up eating meats as a penance on Fridays. Saint Patrick’s Day is very similar to this in Ireland, […]

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