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A Bit About Me

My name is Katy.

I am married to a very nice, hard-working, man named David. We met on Catholic Match and got married in February of 2006. David is British and so we live in the UK. We have two little boys.

I converted to Catholicism back in 2002, and got serious about it before the birth of my first child. I am not a very pious woman. Honestly, I often just drag myself to Mass weekly - you know, doing the bare minimum. I am not a very prayerful or spiritual person. But, I do try to do everything the Catholic Church teaches and to live obediently. It has occurred to me that it would probably be easier to do this if I were a more prayerful person, but I also think that God understands my temperment and is patient with me. God has been very, very merciful and good to me.

Indulgences

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I had never tried to earn an indulgence until I visited the Scala Sancta. Now, I want to keep doing so, mostly for the souls in Purgatory. But, I also want some for myself, if that's not too selfish. I think I've got a LOT of time in purgatory ahead of me.

Here is a link to a site that explains how the work and lists a lot of particular indulgences, including lots of very brief prayers, such as the Sign of the Cross:
www.ourladyswarriors.org

Baby Ticker

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Prayer Intentions


  • Our Marriage, specifically that I will remember always to serve Christ through my husband.
  • Our Children, specifically that I will remember always to set a good example and parent wisely.
  • That I will stop being so irritable with my family, and not yell so much.
  • My brother, for his health and well-being, and a return to the Church.
  • My father, for his health and well-being.
  • My In-laws, for their health and well-being.
  • My friends, for all their needs and intentions.
  • For discernment regarding having more children.
  • For my health concerns.
  • For my husband's health and fitness.
  • For the repose of my mother's soul.
  • For the repose of the soul of Dennis T.
  • That I will improve in holiness every day, in some small way.
  • That I will improve as a housekeeper.
  • That we will remain financially secure, and that I will improve in my budgeting and spending.
  • For help and inspiration in starting up the women's group at my parish.
  • For all my Catholic Yuku friends, and all their intentions.
  • For the welfare of retired religious and priests.
  • For an increase in vocations.
  • That this stupid bank error from an attempt to withdraw cash in Italy will be resolved. Thank you!
  • For chastity in body and mind, especially during Phase II.
  • For help in discerning if we should join the parish of St. Patrick's.
  • To find a friend who lives locally
  • To find a community of like-minded Catholics in this area.
  • That our visa's will be approved. Thank you!
  • That I'll find those library books. (Yoo-hoo! St. Anthony!) Thank you!
  • For help in discerning our attraction to Traditionalist Catholicism
  • For help in discerning our attraction to Opus Dei.
  • That I will make some friends in our local community.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I put all my Faith in You.

Lord Jesus Christ,
Only Son of God,
Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!

My Two Handsome Boys


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Becket and Henry


My Blog

  1. Learning to pray the Divine Office

    04/02/08 16:46:58 | 3 Comments

    A couple of years ago, I found a very dog-eared copy of Christian Prayer (Catholic Book Publishing Company) at a second-hand bookstore. I figured, for $7, it was worth checking out. I had a friend who prayed the Liturgy of the Hours with his family, and other friends who prayed it. But, nobody was really able to help me figured it out. I'm sorry, but I am absolutely unable to even listen to someone explaining "Well, if it's Easter, you do...
  2. It came! It came!

    03/26/08 22:56:00 | 2 Comments

    My prayer card with second-class relic of Pope John Paul II came in the mail yesterday! (It's a tiny little piece of his cassock.) When I got back from Rome, I discovered a crumpled 5 Euro note in one of my pockets. So, I sent it to the cause for his cannonization as a donation. I'm sure they'll accept dollars, too. There's a link to the office somewhere on my Yuku page.

    Anybody in need of a serious miracle should pray to JPII, because I think saints who aren't yet...
  3. Happy with the Latin Mass

    03/18/08 16:52:33 | 1 Comments

    David and I are happy to have found the Tridentine Latin Mass in Glasgow. We've met some pretty friendly people with Una Voce Scotland. And, David and I are talking about our faith more than we did. I had no idea that he always wanted to attend a Latin Mass. Well, it wasn't really an option when we were up in Argyll.

    Anyway, I haven't posted much, lately, so I wanted to post a little update. I don't really have much to say,...
  4. What does she WANT?!

    03/11/08 08:54:43 | 5 Comments

    So... I was looking for information on Tridentine Masses in Scotland and I came across a web site regarding such things. I noticed they were local and I called the number. I talked to a friendly woman who listened to me talk about why I was calling (I am feeling lonely and I miss the sort of community of people I knew in Cincinnati where I attended a very reverent NO Mass at a great parish.) She told me that we ought to meet. I am currently living in a town where, if you're not born and...
  5. A way to raise money for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

    03/05/08 16:23:05 | 3 Comments

    David just found this search engine that gives half its revenue to charity, and you get to pick the charity! So, David looked for our favorite: The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. We've both set up our browsers to use everyclick.com and to donate the money to the CFFR. In only a few minutes, we'd raised twenty pence! (£0.20, or $0.40). Anyway, the more people we can encourage to do this, the more money they'll get.

    The CFFR were founded by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, who is...

Devotion to Pope John Paul II

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As soon as I'd heard that the Holy Father had died, I said a prayer to him. It is perfectly acceptible to have a private devotion to a not-as-yet cannonized saint. In fact, it is necessary. How else will the miracles that are used to verify a saint during the cannonization process happen if we do not ask for them?

Pope John Paul II spent many hours of every day on his knees, praying for the Church, for the world, and for all of us. He is still praying for us. He inspired so many people, some of them jaded, worldly people.

I remember the phone calls to EWTN radio the day after he died... so many people were calling in tears, saying they wanted to return to the sacraments or convert to Catholicism. His passing wasn't sorrowful, as I remember it. I remember it as being a particularly joyous event. We were sad to lose him, but all of us felt the joy of his going to his Father in Heaven. It was as if Heaven opened up and a beam of light came down and bathed us in joy.
The "Official" Prayer for his Cannonization
O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.

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    Kudos to you....I love what you have done to your page......the Pope picture is beautiful and prayer I love! Very nice page to come to!
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