Just over four years ago, I wrote Praying Them into High School for Catholic Mom. It was June 2019, the month my son graduated from his wonderful K-8 Catholic school (where my daughter still thankfully attends), and just a few months from when he would start attending a local Catholic high school for boys. He was 13 when I wrote that piece, and I was worrying about him adjusting to high school and the enormity of this change. He is our oldest child, and thus we lack experience with all of these “firsts.”
Today we will pray the Closing Prayers of the Rosary. As we conclude our meditations on the life of Christ through the Rosary, we begin the beautiful prayer of Hail, Holy Queen: “Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry …”
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If there is one thing on which I am very emphatic in the way that I raise my children in the faith, it is that Christmas is not a single day — it is a full SEASON, and it continues until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Well, of course, I emphasize many other things as well, but this one I make sure to drive home.
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