Author Archives: Mary K. Doyle

Pray It to Pieces

Beads, chains, center pieces, and crosses. Serious rosary pray-ers have a collection of broken rosaries and rosary pieces. Inexpensive strings of beads are not well constructed and don’t hold up for long. If we use these rosaries, beads eventually become disconnected. My favorite devotion is to pray the rosary. It’s calming, allows me to escape […]

Part of The Whole

If we didn’t realize it before, the COVID-19 pandemic enlightened us to our global interdependence. Shortages of supplies, travel restrictions, and the rapid and continuous spread of the virus highlighted how interconnected and dependent we are on one another. Last spring American’s experienced shortages of supplies for the first time in generations. Complete products, as […]

When Life is Prayer

When is the best time to pray? Always. When we get into the practice of talking to God, Mary, the saints, or our angels all day long, we find it becomes an essential and integrated way of life. This past year has raised the bar on reasons to pray. Family members, friends, neighbors, our country, […]

Price of Protection from COVID in Memory Care Facilities

Under the best of circumstances, overseeing care of loved ones in a memory care home is emotionally draining. Our loved ones’ care is beyond what we alone can provide. They require a team, and that is what they are getting in their care facilities, along with our love and attention. Yet, it’s difficult to witness […]

The Reality of an Author

Writing a book is at the top of the list of goals for many of us. We believe our unique thoughts, ideas, and experience will entertain, inform, or persuade an audience. And just maybe, we can make some money in the process. The basic principle in writing is to write what we know. I’ve published […]

American Novena

Prayer works. Calling on our God for guidance, assistance, relief, and peace is always answered, as all prayers are in one way or another. And if God is with us, we are never left alone. Back-up and support comes in numerous ways. The following prayer was shared with me by my friend, Marla, who received […]

Praying for Those on Your List

If I tell you that I’ll pray for you, I definitely will. I know that prayer works and plays an important role in healing broken bodies and hearts. Getting through our troubles is a lot easier when riding on the wings of prayer. In addition to helping others, praying for those in need benefits us, […]

Healthier, Happier New Year

Do you have a resolution for the new year? Statistics say more than half of us begin a year with one but few of us keep it. The best way to do so is to choose a goal that is realistic, and I’ve written a book that can help you with that. Inspired Caregiving. Weekly […]

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

In the Catholic and Orthodox Church, we celebrate Mary throughout the year. We do so because of her position as Mother of Jesus and her purity. Three special days to remember Mary occur over the next few weeks— The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) which honors Mary’s conception as a pure vessel in […]

Pet a Pet to Ease the COVID Blues

The littlest things can boost our morale and energy levels. A short, outdoor walk in the cool breeze and sunshine, a half hour of gentle exercise, and a few hours laughing and talking with a friend can make all the difference. Sunday, I watched my son’s dog, Lois. Lois’ warm, loving body snuggled next to […]