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: May 03 2010 at 11:34am | IP Logged Quote Christine

On Saturday, we picked up a few more "gardening" books from the library. One of them was My Father's Hands by Joanne Ryder. It is a beautiful story of a young girl and her father who, as he gardens, shows her the many wonders that live in their yard. He introduces her to a worm, beetle, snail, and praying mantis. She knows that "No one will ever bring" her "better treasures than the ones cupped in" her "father's hands." My second eldest daughter had tears rolling down her cheeks when she finished reading this beautiful book.

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Posted: May 06 2010 at 1:12pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

This looks so good, Christine! My library doesn't have it, so I'm going to have to try ILL.

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