our farm was a building site in Wisconsin with a unused dairy barn and a large garden... My parents knew we needed to get out of Minneapolis for the summer and have work to keep us occupied.
These were my early romance years with My wonderful Catholic Church!
Crucifix/Cross between us is the Truth in our marriage!!!
Sharing that pain brought us to a place of love and deep caring for one another, and ALL LIFE!
And I also feel that the Holy Spirit was at work in both of our lives as we were called to share the Sacrament of Matrimony one with the other!
That his prayers were instrumental in bringing me and my entire family into The Church... Looking to the Saints was huge for our children to learn about how we are all called to work towards sainthood and that we can persevere no matter the cost!
The 13 shortly after swimming against the tide of all those leaving The Church after Vatican 2 at our "farm," which is kind of joke now that I am married to a man who truly farms...
I even say that his prayers for me and his determination to marry someone who was strongly Catholic...
He shocked his sisters when he told them that he would only marry a Catholic! I think that Pat can say that carrying forth his Holy Spirit inspired wisdom of being open to LIFE and raising LIGHTS in our marriage took the both of us, and instilling the Faith in our 5 fell a lot to me in the home.
his respect for the Faith of his parents/mother and the Holy Spirit at work in him from his Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation, and lets add also the Sacrament of Reconciliation which weaves in and out of our lives and brings us the washed clean soul with which we approach Him over and over again!
Yes, we can see the Sacraments at work in our lives and keeping us on the narrow path to Heaven forever with Jesus and Mary and all the Saints!!!
Pat wasn't impressed and said; "Is there anything Catholic?
" We looked all over and there on the top shelf I could see St Francis in the back.
The Pat and Barb Verly family and their 5 children, in laws and grandkids along with many prayer warriors have been drawn together by John's cancer...