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We Were Both Ready

Location: Ohio USA

By: Sophie

It was that year I got to know her. Her name was Kathy, and brought joy to my heart, mind, and soul. I was 11 she was in her 40's and had just been diagnosed with cancer. Everyday of that summer I spent my time lounging by her pool, drinking ice cold lemondade, laughing, and telling stories. The good times went by fast, and soon she was cured. Well, the doctors thought she was. She went back the next week. The cancer had sadly returned. "Christ is Life," she would say. I admired her greatly. I looked up to her. I loved her. Things got worse, and she was not able to get out of bed. I only had the heart to see her once or twice. As bad as it was for me, it was a time of misery for her. I would be losing her, but she would be losing everyone. I felt her pain, in a mental sort of way. I wanted everything to be good for her. Time and time went by, then the phone call came..Kathy passed away. My heart was broken and I felt no reason to live. She was a woman of inspiration, and trusted in Christ. I still question him. Now I'm 12 years old, and have began to understand God's purpose of things and the way they happen. God wanted her just as much as I did, but it was his turn. Kathy was finally home.

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St. Rita was born at Spoleto, Italy in 1381. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. Instead they arranged a marriage for her. Rita became a good wife and mother, but her husband was a man of violent temper. In anger he often mistreated his wife. He taught their children his own evil ways. Rita tried to perform her duties ... continue reading



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- "excerpts taken from Victories of the Martyrs," by St. Alphonsus de Liguori Taken from the Acts of St. Anastasia, who is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass, and commemorated by the Church [old calendar] on December 25, St. Anastasia was a spiritual child of St. Chrysogonus (also martyred). The time frame is during the Diocletian persecution in the fourth ... continue reading


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The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading



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