Oh, Dearest Mother, Sweetest Virgin of Altagracia, our Patroness. You are our Advocate and to you we recommend our needs. You are our Teacher and like disciples we come to learn from the example of your holy life. You are our Mother, and like children, we come to offer you all of the love of our hearts. Receive, dearest Mother, our offerings and listen attentively to our supplications. Amen.



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Posted: April 01 2007 at 12:25pm | IP Logged Quote cathhomeschool

Ladies,
The moderators here have prepared a gift for us just in time for Holy Week. It is called Our Mother's Garden of Sorrow. Each "flower" in the garden is the fruit of reflection on the sufferings that a mother's heart must endure. We have written words from the heart based on our experiences, hoping and praying that this Garden, lovingly cultivated and grown over the past many weeks, will touch many hearts and help in the journey towards healing. As time passes, our garden will grow with the addition of new "flowers." In the meantime, please feel free to walk and rest with us here.

There is a permanent link to the Garden at the top of the We Pray to the Lord main page. We hope that those who enter will enjoy their walk and find peace there.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 12:59pm | IP Logged Quote Maryan

What beautiful reflections. Thank you.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 2:45pm | IP Logged Quote Paula in MN

This is truly beautiful. Thanks to all of you for such a heart-warming gift.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 3:43pm | IP Logged Quote Louise

This is such a beautiful gift! Thank you so much for all the effort that went into this. What a blessing will it be during holy week to meditate from this rich garden tended by wonderful 4real friends.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 7:54pm | IP Logged Quote Jen L.

Yes, thank you so much. Truly wonderful.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 7:56pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Thank you so much for this!!!

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 8:13pm | IP Logged Quote KC in TX

So much beauty in that garden. Thank you all for pouring your hearts out to help us in this journey.

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Posted: April 02 2007 at 2:34am | IP Logged Quote aussieannie

How beautiful! I've just had a look and it is a wonderful addition to the prayer board. Thank you!

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Posted: April 06 2007 at 10:30am | IP Logged Quote momtomany

How beautiful! God's love is shining in this garden. Thank you to each of you that planted it.

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Posted: April 07 2007 at 4:55pm | IP Logged Quote Nina Murphy

This was so special. Thank you to all of you who made this possible.   

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Posted: April 07 2007 at 5:37pm | IP Logged Quote msclavel

Many thanks. I felt as if I was walking with my sisters, arms linked together, sharing these depths of our hearts with each other. What a gift you all are.
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Posted: April 24 2007 at 8:35am | IP Logged Quote Jenn Sal

Thank you for putting yourselves out there emotionally. My cat of 14 years was put to rest yest. and I read the St. Francis prayer to my 5yo. Thank you, Dawn, for your story.

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