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, April 24, 2006

Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius,by Barbara Cooney

I discovered this book when I was teaching pre-Kindegarten one summer. It is one of my children's favorite stories. Alice's grandfather tells her that she must do three things. The third and most difficult is to make the world more beautiful. Miss Rumphius' solution to the last challenge inspired my family and me to carry on the tradition of making "the world more beautiful" in our garden.

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