Showing posts from April, 2008


Disturbing videos posted on You Tube on why we should be pro-life - on the following links from Priests for Life on

What Kind of Pet Would You Be?

You Would Be a Pet Bird -

You're intelligent and witty, yet surprisingly low maintenance.You charm people easily, and they usually love you a lot more than you love them.You resent anyone who tries to own or control you. You refuse to be fenced in.Why you would make a great pet: You're very smart and entertainingWhy you would make a bad pet: You're not interested in being anyone's pet!What you would love about being a bird: Flying, obviouslyWhat you would hate about being a bird: Being caged



Time for Healing

Time for Healing: This site:
is a starting point for personal healing and reflection regarding the personal impact of abortion. It is a place where you can write your story anonymously.

Another site for healing is "Rachel's Vineyard" -
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Rachel's Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. Rachel's Vineyard is therapy for the soul. Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered. Quotes from Rachel's Vineyard:

The lies have affected me the most: the Big Lie that it all is and all the tangled webs of lies that make it up, compromise it and cover it up. The truth is that I have been affected; one of the lies is that you just move on unaffec…

Trust in The Lord

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord. He is like a tree planted beside the water that stretches out its roots to the stream: It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of the drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit."Jeremiah 17: 7- 8 Picture from above link - check out the lovely web site!

Vanishing Priest

Anyone caught this bit of news lately (any thoughts anyone?):
A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil.
Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats were searching off the coast of Santa Catarina state, where pieces of balloons were found.
See the full story on:

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 14,27-31.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, 'I am going away and I will come back to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over me, but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me. Get up, let us go.

With God we can be conquerors in ALL things. God gives us the peace that passes all understanding - not as the world gives - but a supernatural peace; peace of heart, mind and soul. If satan has been rattling his cage, he is already defeated and in chains. I visted Coventry Cathedral when the children were younger and I was very impressed by this sculpture (see photo - of t…

Birthday Boy

Lucas was two today! He had his party on Saturday. His mum did a very good job of organising the party with a Thomas The Tank theme which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Papal Visit - USA

Joanna Bogle recommends these two links for coverage of the visit of our Holy Father to USA - America must be so blessed to have Him visit. and

Joanna Bogle is a Catholic journalist and author - catch Joanna on her Blog on

Love and Marriage

Check out Fr Dwight Longenecker's blog on 'love and marriage' here:

Posted by Fr. Dwight Longenecker at Friday, April 11, 2008

Commentary of the Day

Copyright © Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, USCCB Commentary of the day :
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Dominican theologian, Doctor of the Church Commentary on Saint John's Gospel, 14,2

«I am the Way, the Truth and the Life»Christ is both Way and End: the Way according to his humanity, the End according to his divinity. Therefore, insofar as he is man he says: «I myself am the Way» and insofar as he is God he adds: «the Truth and the Life». These last two words well express the end of this way, for the end of this way is the ending of human desire... Christ is the way by which we reach knowledge of the truth while he himself is the truth: «Teach me, O Lord, your way that I may walk in your truth» (Ps 86,11). And Christ is the way by which we come to life, while he himself is life: «You will show me the path to life» (Ps 16,11)...So if you are wondering which way to go, take Christ, since he is himself the way: «This is the way; walk in it» (Is 30,21). And Saint Augustine c…

Happy Belated BIrthday Izzy!

Hi Sis - Happy Belated Birthday for 15th April - hope it's a great year for you!

Happy Birthday Lucas

Lucas is two on Monday and he is having a birthday party on Saturday! Great picture!


An annual Meeting is being held at Aylesford Priory on Saturday 26 April 10am – 1pm with a free lunch, for Catholic teachers in non-Catholic schools who are looking to transfer to Catholic schools as Heads or Deputies. If interested please ring the Commission for Schools and Colleges 01689 829331 or visit

Commentary of the Day

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897), Carmelite, Doctor of the Church Manuscript B, 2vo-3vo (trans. John Clarke, ©ICS publications)

"Whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me."To be your Spouse, O Jesus, to be a Carmelite, and by my union with you to be a Mother of souls, should not this suffice me? And yet it is not so. No doubt these three privileges sum up my true vocation: Carmelite, spouse, mother, and yet I feel within me other vocations… I feel the need and the desire of carrying out the most heroic deeds for you, O Jesus… In spite of my littleness, I would like to enlighten souls as did the Prophets and Doctors. I have the vocation of the Apostle. I would like to travel over the whole earth to preach your name and to plant your glorious Cross on infidel soil. But, O my Beloved, one mission alone would not be sufficient for me. I would want to preach the Gospel on all the five continents simultaneously and…

Woman of Grace Daily Grace Line for Today

April 17, 2008
"Should anyone ask you the reason for this hope of yours, be ever ready to reply, but speak gently and respectfully."1 Peter 3:15
For Reflection: One way we can instill hope in others is to have our story of God's mercy in our own life ready to share with them. What is one way God worked in your life that gave you hope in the midst of travail? Work at putting this into a two minute testimony so you will be "ever ready to reply." Hint: Divide your story into three parts and pick the highlights from each. The three parts of your story should be "I was, Jesus did, I am" (See tomorrow's Grace Line for a passage you can use in your testimony.)

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New Member of our Family

I thought it was about time I had a new post so here is a picture of our new family member - Molly - she is a rescue Shih Tzu. She is the one in the middle of the two spaniels at the home where she was fostered.

Women of Grace Daily Lines

April 10, 2008


"We shall steer safely through every storm, as long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed in God."St. Francis de Sales

Charlton Heston

I was sorry to hear of the death of Charlton Heston; a great actor and some great films - Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments and The Greatest Story Ever Told among them! And 64 years married - an achievement in itself, especially in the movie business. I even liked the cult films - 'Planet of the Apes'!

Companies that don't do animal testing

List of some Cruelty Free Companies/Products
Lush LUSH Cosmetics, Unit 110, 8365 Ontario St., Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8 Canada;
Revlon - Revlon, 237 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017; 800-473-8566;
Almay, 237 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017; 800-992-5629;
]Aroma Crystal Therapy, 155 Rainbow Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2M3 Canada;
Bare Escentuals, 71 Stevenson St., 23rd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94105; 800-227-3990;
BareFaced Mineral Cosmetics, PMB 252, 1435 E. Venice Ave., #104, Venice, FL 34292; 941-416-0510;
*Beauty Without Cruelty, 1340-G Industrial Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952; 888-674-2344;
*Body Butter Factory, P.O. Box 30262, Bethesda, MD 20824; 301-919-2796;
*Body Crystal, Inc., 7602 Talbert Ave., #A, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714-848-4582;

Against Animal Cruelty

Mars tortures animals in lab tests; ( - warning may contain upsetting videos) Got a sweet tooth? Think twice before picking up a Mars candy bar! You should know that candymaker Mars, Inc.—creator of M&M's, Snickers, Twix, Dove, Three Musketeers, Starburst, Skittles, and other candies—funds deadly animal tests, even though there are more reliable human studies and not one of the tests is required by law.(PETA)
Boycott IAMS - Buy only home tested not dog and cat tested dog and cat food. (warning if you click on the link there may be upsetting videos etc).

Wilfrid Owen

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
And took the fire with him, and a knife.
And as they sojourned both of them together,Isaac the first-born spake and said,
My Father,Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?
Then Abram bound the youth with belts and strops,
And builded parapets and trenches there,
And stretched forth the knife to slay his son.
When lo! an angel called him out of heaven,
Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
Neither do anything to him.
Behold, A ram, caught in a thicket by its horns;
Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.

But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

Reminiscing - Rock Ferry

I like Duffy. I like her song Mercy (which can be found on You Tube or Yahoo Music) and she also has a track out called ‘Rock Ferry’, which is the same as the name of her album out – so I have to get that one! She is sort of sixties style. Here are some photos I put on my Blog of Rock Ferry. Does anyone out there remember Glasgow Street before it was pulled down to make way for a new building? There used to be a tyre factory at the front and a coal yard out the back.

On Saturday, December 8th, 2007, this old abattoir near to Rock Retail Park caught fire. It needed 12 engines of varying uses in use to combat the flames which left part of the building structurally unsound prompting the need for demolition. It will be a shame to see this go as it reminds us of Birkenhead’s older industries which have long since been and gone. The Tannery used to be opposite and I can still smell that too!

The painted house with the blue plaque is the former home of the great poet, Wilfred Owen. He lived …