Author: Anita Guariglia

I Come As Mother and Sister

The Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visits my home but comes in a totally different way than any other time before. She comes as “Mother and Sister, Not as Queen” and for the next six weeks covers us with her mantle and shows us in a concrete way how much we are loved by both her and Jesus. She invites us to come to the “School of Virtue” and bestows upon us treasures of grace who trust in her motherly heart.

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Star Light – Star Bright

Star Light – Star Bright – First star I see tonight would be a memory that would surface up in my heart and mind as I remembered my son making a wish as we vacationed out in Montauk, Long Island. Twenty Five years later, he would be present at the bedside of his Dad hearing a request that I’m sure he wished that he never heard or that he could have been wishing upon a star for a better ending.

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Way to Calvary

The Way to Calvary is the way that Jesus walked to his death and resurrection. As followers of Christ, we too, shall walk this same journey of dying into rising. We, too, will have our own “personal stations of the cross” to walk. This comes to us in many ways. . .and I share how it came personally to my own husband through the diagnosis of a rare blood cancer in the bone marrow.

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Behold Your Mother – Part II

Behold Thy Mother are words that Jesus spoke not only to St. John from the Cross but to each and every one of us as well. Mary is not only the Mother of Jesus, but She is mother to us all and wants to gently “hold our hands” and guide us through our life journey if we but just slip our hands into hers. She will help us in our joys and sorrows and always brings us to the heart of her Son.

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