Twenty-three years ago today, we put our marriage right with God. My husband and I didn't understand all the teachings of the Catholic Church years ago. I had fertility issues and was in a rush to try to conceive a baby in the small window of time that my doctors had given me. I was a daily Mass attendant, but did not truly trust God's timing. My husband and I were married by a Christian minister, outside the Catholic Church, without the benefit of an annulment. However, we grew in faith and understanding, pursued our annulments and had our marriage blessed and convalidated on St. Patrick's day 23 years ago. It wasn't until I was fully living inside God's plan for marriage that I truly recognized God's mercy! Today is my mercy day! If you are in this position, I urge you to seek God's plan in your life. Read more about this in my new book, The Three Things Divorced Catholics Need to Know. God bless.
A Prayer Book for Divorced Catholics that Meets Them Exactly Where They Are
When I went through my divorce I also experienced many emotions. At times they were conflicting and other times compounding my grief. The Catholic Prayer Book for the Separated and Divorced, by Woodene Koenig-Bricker and David Dziena meets the reader where they are with sensitivity, clarity, compassion and Catholic teaching. The unique beauty of this book is that the prayers are categorized by subject. The reader can easily search for an appropriate prayer based on their current need. A combination of inspirational quotes, scripture passages, formal Catholic prayers and conversational prayers are used to guide the reader through ups, downs and help them avoid the possible pitfalls that separation and divorce can lead us to. I would recommend this book to any Catholic struggling with separation or divorce.
Review: Daily Devotions for Lent 2017, Tom Fox
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