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MTSTMARY'S | 10/30/2010 - 12:32pm
Jim, Your piece was a hoot!  I sent the link for it on to my class of theology majors.

Loved the Mother Cabrini prayer, but I think you have a different version from mine: ''Mother Cabrini, don't be a meanie, find me a space in front of the place!''  And then you send her sisters $5 (or $10 if you are in Manhattan) if you find a space!

Thanks for all of your work.  Best wishes,
Mary Kate
Bill Collier | 10/30/2010 - 11:26am
Very interesting. Thanks.

Loved the Mother Cabini mantra. :)
Susan Amy | 10/31/2010 - 8:37pm
What a good lesson on All Saints and All Soul's Days! 

On the feast of St. Therese, I was at a Mass at a parish church.  The priest related a story about St. Therese, about which I would like verification of the story: 

St. Therese had "a Jesuit" spiritual director. She told him that she wanted to be a saint like Teresa of Avila.  He told her not to pray for that purpose.  She then told him that even Jesus said to be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.  Then he said, "Thank good she did not listen to that priest." 

Did not Saint Teresa of Avila warn us not to pray for the gifts, which others receive or received?

JMJ and Saint Ignatius,
Anonymous | 10/30/2010 - 6:49pm
Absolutely great!!!

Sent it out to everyone I know who is Catholic and a few others.