Monday, March 26, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Moved to a filial love of Mary...

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Moved to a filial love of Mary...: "Let the faithful remember that true devotion consists neither in sterile or transitory affection, nor in a certain vain credulity, but pro...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Through Mary's intercession...

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Through Mary's intercession...: "Mary is the mediatrix of grace...whatever graces we receive, they come to us through her intercession."~St. Alphonsus Liguori

Friday, March 9, 2012

"After Miscarriage"

Author Karen Edmisten's new book arrived today: After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to HEALING and HOPE.


It's just lovely. Karen writes about miscarriage sharing her personal stories and other's stories about their experiences with miscarriage. She shares parts of her personal journal, offers inspiration, practical and endearing advice, as well as suggestions for commemorating the life of your miscarried child, and she ends her sweet book with a bunch of useful resources.


My endorsement is in the front of the book and my review is on Amazon: 


Author Karen Edmisten has done it again! She knows precisely what is necessary to bring hope, healing, and inspiration to today's Catholic Moms. This lovely and sorely needed book will powerfully and tenderly touch your soul with abiding comfort and blessing. I highly recommend it for mothers who have miscarried, family members, priests, deacons, Religious, Catholic medical staff, and those in ministry.


Scattered throughout her book, Karen includes little sections called, "Did you Know?" Here's one: 


Did You Know?


Making a list of healing moments--gifts, sympathy cards,phone calls,meaningful prayers, caring words, acts of kindness, shoulders to cry on--can help you recall God in this time of grief. Try to keep an ongoing list of people, events, and things for which you are grateful. Refer to it when you're feeling especially sad. (page 83)


From the Back Cover:


Offering solace and wisdom. Karen Edmisten shares her own thoughts and those of other women who have miscarried. Passages from Scripture and soothing words from other sources enrich these pages. A helpful resource section provides practical guidance for women seeking help after miscarriage.


I have a feeling that this book will bring much HOPE and HEALING to countless mothers an their families.


Karen's wit and warm words can be found at her blog: http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Mary works miracles!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: The charity of the Virgin

Lean your head on Mary's heart: The charity of the Virgin: "There is no one who prays that does not receive graces through the charity of the Virgin"~St. Bridget of Sweden