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A Prayer on the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary

A Prayer on the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary

Traditionally the Feast of the Assumption is celebrated on the 15th of August every year.  This month I’m trying to get the prayers out a little early so we have time to properly prepare for this important Feast Day.  It’s proper to celebrate such an important day with some form of self denial, reflection, prayer, attendance of the Holy Mass, and perhaps a little celebration.  Here I’ve found a traditional Catholic prayer for the feast of the Assumption of Mary…

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A July Prayer For Gardens and Orchards

A July Prayer For Gardens and Orchards

July is traditionally the month when the homestead garden really starts to kick into production.  You can really start to see the fruits of your labor!  I found another gem of a prayer in the Rural Life Prayerbook.  In case you haven’t noticed yet I’m really fond of this book, and the traditional Catholic prayers/blessings that were saved for us in it.  Anyway without further ado: A Prayer for Gardens and Orchards Almighty and most merciful God, before our first parents,…

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Holy Water- A Means of Spiritual Wealth!

Holy Water- A Means of Spiritual Wealth!

Traditional catholic view on the  power of holy water Holy Water is one of the sacramentals given to us by the Church that many of us partake in at least weekly.   Few really understand the true power and appreciate what a gift Holy Water is.  Catholic prayer, and family holiness are enhanced with the use of this sacred gift.  I was given this fine article from The Mother-in-Law, and I thought I would share it with you as a…

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Consecration of the family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Consecration of the family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June has traditionally been a month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  With that in mind I’ve dug up a traditional Catholic prayer for the consecration of the family to The Sacred Heart.  I know it’s a little late in the month, but it’s never too late to make your consecration, or perform a yearly renewal.  This version of this Catholic prayer can be found, along with many others, in the Rural Life Prayerbook published by Tan Books.  This…

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My Prayers Make a Difference… Brotherhood

My Prayers Make a Difference… Brotherhood

Simple Prayer Simple prayers are often times the most effective in nourishing your soul through the gifts of the Holy Ghost.  Here is a quick prayer taken from our FSSP Men’s group.  It is simple, yet elegant, gets quickly to the point, and reaffirms the mission statement of the group. Traditional Catholic Prayer of Brotherhood By God, I can overcome sin      By God, I can achieve victory           I will not let my Family…

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Opening our hearts to the move…Part III

Opening our hearts to the move…Part III

We drove through Idaho headed toward Dave’s interview.  I had no idea what to expect.  We drove through luscious valleys with farmland growing anything from hops, potatoes and herbs to ranches with race horses, cattle and even elk.  I was in awe at the beauty of Idaho.  From mountains to valleys to desert and rivers we drove.  We drove up this huge grade and as we came over the top it opened up to the prairie.  It was beautiful!  I’ve…

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Opening our hearts to the move…Part II

Opening our hearts to the move…Part II

It was on this particular morning that I truly submitted my will to God’s will for our family.  Dave and I had been married for just over 8 years with 3 children (the youngest not yet a year old) at that time.  My father, who had passed away the year Dave and I began dating had suffered many strokes.  Toward the end of his life he was in a wheelchair and couldn’t use his right side, lost almost all of…

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Opening our hearts to the move…Part I

Opening our hearts to the move…Part I

My husband and I are California natives.  I, myself am a sixth generation and Dave a second generation Californian.  I personally loved California for several reasons.  I liked the warm summers, long growing seasons and anything we needed was close at hand such as shopping, activities and most important, family.  We also had several close priest friends we visited with often that would soon be missed.  I had no intentions of ever leaving until I met my husband in college….

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Why a Traditional Catholic Homestead?

Why a Traditional Catholic Homestead?

Why?  Because we’re Traditional Catholics trying to transition to a lifestyle of greater self-sufficiency of course… the name says it all!  Yes we’re Catholic homesteaders!   I searched the web high and low and just couldn’t find a site that brings all of the pieces (as I see them at this time) together to create a complete picture of how we are supposed to live and serve in this life.  My hope is that this site will foster a community…

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