Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!

An Amazing Story about the Real Presence!

Nature’s Evidence of the Real Presence. by  Father Albert J. Byrne “On the evening of the last day of his October 1995 visit to the United States, Pope John Paul II was scheduled to greet the seminarians at Saint Mary’s … Continue reading

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33 Days

33 Days to Morning Glory is a great book by Father Michael Gaitley.  If you live in the New Orleans area and are available during the day, you will surely want to take advantage of a “small group retreat”  taking … Continue reading

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Family Fun at the Aquarium

New Orleans has a beautiful Aquarium on the riverfront.  We go once a year when we’re down in the city at Mardi Gras time.  A wonderful new addition to the attraction is the Mayan Treasures theme and Parakeet Point.  We … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, March 8, 2015

Readings for Today While meditating upon the readings for today, the following words from scripture stood out for me: …but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments.“ If … Continue reading

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday, March 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, March 1, 2015 The second reading today forms a perfect bridge between the first reading and the gospel.  Parallels are drawn between Isaac not withholding his only son, and God not withholding his only son.  This is … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus, Stay With Us

Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over. Luke 24: 29 “Jesus is a very interesting person. His words are full of wisdom. His presence is heart warming. His gentleness and kindness are … Continue reading

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A Great 3 Minute Lenten Meditation

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My Apologies

This website building stuff is tougher than I thought!   After some technical tweaking, I think that you will see the right homepage now.  Thank you to those of you who let me know there was a problem & to … Continue reading

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Forty Days

This is a great, short video on lent and the historical significance of 40 days in the bible by Scott Hahn.  Scott is so knowledgeable and so smart, yet he explains things at my level!  I hope that you enjoy … Continue reading

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My Life Story in Houses

Last weekend, we crossed two bridges to visit our hometown for the first time in a few years.  My husband and I grew up in Terrytown, Louisiana.  We wanted to show our 10 year old where we came from, as … Continue reading

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