Tag Archives: Grieving with Mary

Say It and Pray It

Memorare, Angelus, Hail, Holy Queen, Sub tuum praesidium, and dozens of novenas. We have so many beautiful prayers to Mary, including, my favorite, the Hail Mary. That’s my go-to prayer. I pray Hail Marys throughout the day while working, walking, and of course, while praying the rosary. I even time my baking with Hail Marys. […]

Bring Them Home

The loss of a child leaves a hole in a loving parent’s heart. Whether we lose them through employment or military relocation, disagreements, substance abuse, or death, nothing can replace their absence. The pain may change over time, but it remains in some form until we reunite. Not a day goes by that memories of […]

Exposing Children to Death

  I learned early on that death is a part of life. I come from a large Irish/Italian/German family that is constantly in flux. Birth and death are part of the life process and both are cause for celebration. We share the joy when a baby enters our circle, and as much as we miss […]

Mary in the Garden

It’s time to get that Mary garden planted. If you’ve dreamed of a lovely, peaceful, outdoor space to pray and meditate, plant a Mary garden. Mary gardens have been popular since the first centuries of Christianity. Monasteries created the earliest ones. As Marian devotion grew, so did the number of Mary gardens in both public […]

Sorrow into Success

This generation is greatly blessed to have witnessed several saints in action. Pope Saint John Paul II and the soon to be Saint Mother Teresa are two of the powerful role models we’ve had. In this modern age, we were able to actually see these faith-filled lives in action in real time. We read about them in […]