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When a “Crazy Idea” in the Middle of the Night Becomes a Dream-Come-True

By Julia Miller | September 14, 2019

In the wee hours of Thursday, August 29, an idea came in my sleep. Make a 20-decade rosary of fresh roses, and give it to the people of the parish, so they may use it to pray all 20 decades of the rosary, carrying it in procession around the church.

Always Falling Short? Who’s Holding Your Measuring Stick?

By Julia Miller | July 1, 2019

Fresh Thoughts on measuring-up:
When the Holy Spirit has something to say about the nagging feelings of, “You’re not good enough.”

Father’s Day Novena

By Julia Miller | June 5, 2019

The full Novena is in this blog post.
We’re asking the intercession of St. Joseph and St. John the Baptist, as we pray for fathers:
“And he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” Luke 1:17 RSVCE

Memorial Day Novena with Prayers

By Julia Miller | May 17, 2019

Heavenly Father, As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn toward the many brave men and women of the Armed Forces who are now counted among the faithful dead, who gave of themselves to protect and serve the United States of America.

Memorial Day Novena for the Military Holy Souls

By Julia Miller | May 13, 2019

A Memorial Day Rosary Novena for the Holy Military Souls in Purgatory begins Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Mother’s Day Rosary Novena

By Julia Miller | May 3, 2019

The full text and instructions of our Mother’s Day Novena, containing original prayers not previously published. Begin praying on Saturday, May 4. You may copy and share to your heart’s content.

“Fruits of the Spirit” Mother’s Day Rosary Novena + Bonus Day for Fatima

By Julia Miller | April 27, 2019

Join me, and Allison Gingras of Reconciled to You, for a special Rosary Novena for Mothers, Grandmothers, and all the moms in your life. Each of the nine days, we take up one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, found in Galatians 5:22-23. Beginning Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Novena concludes on Mother’s Day,…

Notre Dame Cathedral, my Son-in-law, and cheating death

By Julia Miller | April 17, 2019

Holy Week begins with a profound gift to humanity — a fire that makes us think about what’s most important.

Gracie Ann (Part 3 of 3)

By Julia Miller | February 26, 2019

The conclusion of the story. Between Kelley’s retelling, and Kerry’s blog, I marvel at the family’s commitment to do everything for the greater glory of God.

Gracie Ann (Part 2)

By Julia Miller | February 17, 2019

The story continues of the precious little one who inspired our first internet Fresh Rosary purchase