This past Sunday was a tremendous day of celebration here at the Father Peyton Center, with a joy-filled praying the Rosary while adoring our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament leading into a Mass of Thanksgiving with many, many families united as one family of Jesus Christ …a day that gave glory to God, prayerful recognition to (the role of) Our Blessed Mother, and thanks to God for the life of Venerable Father Patrick Peyton.
When I was a young Catholic mother, surrounded by a crew of little people, I was overwhelmed by the pressure to raise children who were not only faithful Catholics but polite, well-mannered, intelligent, well-read and socialized. I faced unrelenting chores day in and day out, with little or no time to even think of meeting my own needs. It was a good day if I managed to brush my teeth and wash my face hours after dragging myself out of bed in the morning. I felt sorry for myself.
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Your life is doubtless full of controversy. It is terribly uncomfortable, but the little bit of shining light is that you’re in good company.
The Divine Mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been spreading out ever since Christ’s side was opened on Calvary.
Loving yourself is the first step to loving others.