"To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." ~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.101
Everything is grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love.Everything is grace because everything is God's gift.Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events -- to the heart that loves, all is well.
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"I love the zeal Jean puts into her posts, especially when it comes to the prolife movement." Esther, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.
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"Jean of Catholic Fire...provides so much informative content. She posts about pro-life issues and events, what happened 'on this day', biographies of saints, prayer intentions, and lots more each day. No matter what she's posting about, I can always come away each day feeling uplifted...and that's saying a lot for me, as I'm someone who often tries to avoid thinking about some of the political and other issues that she posts about. It must be her strong faith and trust in God, as well as her love, shining through her posts, that inspire me." Margaret Mary Myers , Reflections, Catholic BVI Readers, VIP Homeschooler.
"PH, NC, RT, IT, O, H+, R+, T, C, NLU, AM, BS, F... Take that, Catholic Fire! You think you can curse us with your Latin language stuff? Well, try this on for size: May your life-spirit be exchanged with that of an polar bear who has just been stranded on an ice-floe that broke off because of global warming!" Father Tim, Spirit of Vatican 2
the great gift of my Catholic faith and the wonderful opportunities He has been giving me to atone for my own sins and those of the whole world.
my Catholic family who faithfully pray, support, and encourage me in all that I do.
the upcoming pilgrimage to Rome with my Community.
Today I am praying for...
Rebecca Dussault, as she prepares to race in Cross Country Skiing in the Olympics this week. This is a huge moment for her as she seeks to race fast and give glory to God. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is the patron of her journey. I am praying that the Lord grants her health and speed, peace of mind and strength of will to do the best she can.
all those who are living in despair and for the healing of all those who have been brutally wounded and traumatized by the culture of death.
the sick, the weak, the poor -- especially the spiritually poor -- that they will be drawn ever close to the heart of the Lord and trust in Him to provide for all their needs.
world peace, an end to terrorism, and for safety for all our military who are in harm's way.
the repose of the souls of the faithful departed, especially all those who will die today.
the closing of George Tiller's abortion mill and all abortion mills.
the reversal of Roe V. Wade.
all mothers and the fathers of aborted children, who suffer deep grief and regret over a choice they can never reverse.
the special intentions of the Community of St. John and our upcoming pilgrimage to Rome to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Community.
the special intentions of my Oblate prayer partner.
employment for Gilles, father of seven children, who has just been laid off from his job.
healing for Victor, Ed, and Bob, who are suffering from prostate cancer.
all pro-life bloggers and for all those who are persecuted and threatened for their pro-life beliefs, that they will be blessed with an abundance of graces to give them strength to fight the good fight and to obtain victory for life.
a special intention.
improved health as I prepare for my pilgrimage to Rome.
Please join me in praying for these intentions. If you have a special need or request, I would be happy to pray with you and for you. God reward you!