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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!

A Loud Cry!

Please watch this explanation of Jesus’ words, “It is finished!”  Have a happy and blessed    Easter!

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Photo Favorites from the Last Two Weeks

              I’ve been blessed to see quite a few beautiful/interesting things!       Wouldn’t you agree?  

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Who am I to say I know “The Answer?”

When I chose the title for my latest book, I did think that some may think that I have gall to suggest that I have “The Answer for Families.”  I mean, everyone can look at me and my family and … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Palm Sunday, 2015

Readings for 3/29/15 Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? I have some thoughts about a few verses from the passion and death of Jesus according to the gospel of Mark: He took with him Peter, James, and John, … Continue reading

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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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