My husband and I recently returned from Washington State visiting my daughter and son-in-law and family. It was a wonderful 9 days. My daughter, Rachel, has five children. The oldest is about to turn 15 in a couple weeks and the youngest is 6. Mike and I were both struck by … [Read more...]
Posts from Mary Ann
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. At the age 18, I went to work at an orphanage near Mexico City and then began missionary work with Fr. Richard Thomas, S.J. on the border of Texas and Mexico. I met and married my husband at The Lord's Ranch where we raised our children while serving the Lord and homeschooling. I have a heart to support and encourage women, especially those called to be wives and mothers.
"So Naaman went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored and became like the flesh of a little child and he was clean." 2 Kings 5:14 Fr. Thomas loved this story of Naaman. You really need to read … [Read more...]
Why do we celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene? After her deliverance and conversion, she followed Jesus with a pure and holy love, wholeheartedly — the way Jesus calls all of us to follow Him. While the rest of the disciples ran away from Jesus during His Passion, she ran to … [Read more...]
In December of 2017 Pope Francis spoke these words: "There are many enemies of the harmony. One of the deadliest and most common enemies is gossip. Speaking badly of someone behind his or her back creates distrust," he said. "It's a terrorism, destroying everything. When the … [Read more...]
The gospel recently was from the book of Mark. Jairus went to Jesus pleading with him to heal his daughter who was at the point of death. On his way to see her, Jesus was in a large crowd and healed a woman with a hemorrhage. He stopped and talked with her a bit. Meanwhile, Jesus … [Read more...]