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About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 7, 14 and 21. 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!

Catholicism 101 – Where do our beliefs come from?

Our beliefs come from 2 places – Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.  We believe that the bible and the tradition passed down to us from the apostles make up the single deposit of our faith.  Many Christian religions base their … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, March 22nd, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2014 I love this Sunday’s gospel story.  Jesus is so wonderful, so kind, so amazingly loving and compassionate.  Jesus approaches the Samaritan woman who had come to draw water from the well.  Samaritans were despised … Continue reading

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Apologetics 101- When was the term “Catholic” first used?

Apologetics is the art of defending your faith.  It sounds like its related to the word “apologize,” but it is not.  Early Christian writers who defended their faith were called apologists – hence the term apologetics! My eldest son and … Continue reading

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Jesus Remember Me

Jesus Remember Me When You Come into Your Kingdom – a great lenten meditation – I used it for prayer in my 7th period class yesterday.

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Just One Minute and 54 Seconds

Adoramus Te Christe LINK Do you have just 1 minute and 54 seconds?  This is a link to a short you tube recording of Adoramus Te Christe.  Take two minutes to sit with Jesus and meditate upon his Passion.   … Continue reading

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Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart … Continue reading

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Never Surrender?

I was just looking at the WordPress writing prompt of the day – actually had never noticed it before – cool, useful feature – especially when one is experiencing writer’s block.  The world will tell you “Never Surrender.”  Surrender is … Continue reading

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Kindle Books on Sale

Two of my books are being offered at a substantial discount on Kindle over the next few days.  Today and Tomorrow, Hope for Healing and God Messaging… are offered at 99 cents a download.  If you have already read them, … Continue reading

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Reflection on Readings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 9 Where has our sense of repentance gone?  What ever happened to “offering it up?”  It’s not just kids nowadays who are out of touch with sacrifice, but adults as well.  We live in an age … Continue reading

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