St. Teresa of Avila – Souls Need to Pray!

  Souls who do not have the habit of prayer are like paralyzed bodies with hands and feet they cannot use. It seems to me that to stop praying is to take a wrong turn, because prayer is the door through which all God’s graces come to us. If this door is closed, I do not know what might happen. St. Teresa of Avila As divorced Catholic moms, we need the door to God’s graces…

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Sharing the Holidays

Broken Families Sharing Holidays My personal experiences may be very different than yours, but the holidays will never be the same for any of us with families broken by divorce. Our family had a very “cordial” divorce with no abusive behaviors or viciousness in the marriage, during the divorce or afterwards. We each choose, with the grace of God, how to recreate and share holidays to best fit our personal and unique families. Holidays are…

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Prayers and Novena to St. Joseph

My St. Joseph I turned to St. Joseph in prayer after my divorce and asked him to watch out for me and my little family. It gave me comfort to know that the foster-father of Jesus, who took such good care of the Divine Child, would watch over us and pray for us. I asked him to be the man of the house. Yes, he is the patron saint of fathers, but also of workers. (And…

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Surviving Divorce: Our Weakness, God’s Strength

  The only way I survived day-to-day after divorce was through the strength God gave me. My marriage broke up over a year and a half that felt like glass shattering in my hands as I tried to hold onto life as a family. When my husband finally moved out, I was devastated. I used scripture verses to help me survive day-by-day as we went through the divorce and as I survived through the first couple…

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Splitting the Stuff: A Child’s View

Divorce is lousy. Our marriage is breaking up, and sometimes the entire household is, too.  But what about the children? It’s hard to consider the children when we are dividing household items during divorce. The spouse moving out rarely considers that their personal items were familiar household staples to the children. We’re already struggling with our personal pain and distress, sometimes it takes all our time and energy just to provide the basic necessities as…

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DivorcedCatholicMoms.com Continues to Grow

Grateful thanks to Manya for passing on stewardship of this site to me! This is the first site I found that helped me feel a little less alone as I first faced the impending prospect of  divorce and the loss of my marriage. Although I had come from “a broken home,” none of my Catholic-mom-friends were divorced or single women. I didn’t know any divorced women, at least not among my own contemporaries. I was…

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