St. Joseph Novena

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us.


Monday, February 27, 2006

The Seven Silly Eaters

    You know you've found a good children's book when you find your husband lying in bed reading it with a smile on his face (and there are no children to be seen).  The Seven Silly Eaters tells the story of a growing family of silly eaters.  Each Peters' child likes a specific food and Mrs. Peters goes out of her way to satisfy her dear children's appetites.  Eventually, she feels totally unappreciated and believes that nobody has even remembered her birthday.  Her birthday morning proves otherwise.  My family enjoys the lyrical and sometimes humorous text of The Seven Silly Eaters.  We are also amused by the pictures that capture life in a growing family so well.

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