What melts your Catholic mommy heart?

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What melts your Catholic mommy heart?
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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 9:27pm

What does (do) your child(ren) do that just melts your Catholic mommy heart?



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Wed, 06-03-2009 - 12:50am
Meg went to a Catholic School for Preschool and Pre Kindergarten. At that time I was in RCIA. So out of the blue, one day Meg says "Mom, I know why Jesus died... he died for us!!" That just 'melted my heart'. OH, and just today, out of the blue, she told me that she loves Jesus! And that she believes in God.



Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)

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Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)
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Tue, 06-02-2009 - 11:30am

When my 4yo, now almost 9yo, tells people she's going to be a nun when she grows up.

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Mon, 06-01-2009 - 10:49pm
Aw...what great stories! :)







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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 8:09am

Thanks Kelly.....


and now my 9yo ds says he wants to go to seminary. And he says if his big brother's not married when he leaves, he'll take him along with him

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 6:31pm

How wonderful that he's ever thought of it.

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 6:25pm

Great story!

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 4:07pm

My four-year-old like to pretend he's lost in the woods (jungle, desert...) and when I find him, he introduces himself: "Hi, my name is Anthony and my saint is Saint Anthony." It makes me smile every time.


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 3:57pm

Well, with one 12 and the other nearly 14, they don't do so much heart-melting anymore.

 


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 8:41am

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both my 17yo and 14yo dd expressed an interest when younger. We absolutely did not discourage it although some family members did :(


My 16yo son talked about being a priest from 5th/6th grade until beginning of high school..... now he wants to be an engineer. Sigh.... but I'm not giving up hope on him, that's a long time to hear God.... we are looking for engineering programs at nearby schools with a good Newman center

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 9:57pm

They have? Do you think they're serious? How old are they?

Mine vigorously avoid any suggestion of religious vocation. The 17yo has a bit of trouble with accepting authority (though she has a healthy respect for the nuns who run her school), the 14yo wants to be married and have a bunch of kids, and the 9yo still thinks he wants to be a policeman or an archeologist like Indiana Jones.

Though I did send the 17yo a link to a summer internship program on a farm run by a group of Episcopal nuns. She admitted it did look interesting, though she quickly pointed out she's too young for it. Not that I'm trying to get her to join the Anglicans, LOL.

Kelly

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