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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Connie Anderson

Connie Anderson retired from teaching, television, freelance film-making, and fundraising. A Baton Rouge, LA, native, she and her husband, Larry, are the proud parents of two adult children and grandparents of one recently adopted grandson. Connie is interested in passing on her Faith through stories about Louisiana’s rich Catholic family traditions, and encourages others to pass on theirs.

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Catholic Family Fun  |  Lent activities  |  family prayer  |  preparation for Lent

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras: A Teachable Lead-In to Lent

“Family-friendly Mardi Gras” may seem like a contradiction in terms, especially to people who live outside New Orleans and Louisiana. For many years, the media has focused on the event’s most lascivious aspects, particularly raucous French Quarter parties packed with people from all over the world. Nevertheless, many fun-loving Catholic families have learned how to keep this time-honored tradition safely and sanely alive.

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Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Intercessory Prayer  |  Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Hasten to Help Us

In June 1983, Poland's Solidarity movement seemed crushed beyond hope. Pope John Paul II bravely traveled to his native land to become its great unifier. Consoling his fellow countrymen, he prayed for the patroness of Poland's intercession. "Mother of Jasna Gora, you who have been given to us by Providence for the defense of the Polish nation, accept this call of Polish youth together with the Polish pope, and help us to persevere in hope.” (His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time, pp. 379-380.)

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