Greetings and peace to all who read this page.
My parents christened me Catherine and my wonderful husband supplied me with the surname of Cavanagh. We have been blessed with a son, who is taller than us both, with whom we are undertaking a broadly classical home-schooling adventure.
My son and I experienced WYD Sydney as pilgrims and prior to that the three of us were a host family for Days in the Diocese. Since those heady days I have been a regular contributor to www.xt3.com .
Where this blog will go is in God’s hands and under the patronage of St Francis of Assisi. Reading the Lives of the Saints has imparted to me a lot of wisdom over the years, and that should show through on a regular basis. Our life on earth is successful if it culminates with entry into heaven. The Lives of the Saints show us how to get there, but even more than that, they are very active in heaven obtaining graces to help us with our struggles on earth. The Saints certainly take our requests for their intercession seriously. In particular the Saint we chose at Confirmation plays a huge role in our lives. In each Eucharistic Prayer we ask that God might grant us a share in the inheritance of the Saints, that we might be made worthy to enjoy their society in heaven. The more we know about the Saints, the more we begin to understand just how much we are asking of God in those Eucharistic intercessions and the more we are challenged to emulate their lives.
It is a continuing joy to research the lives of the Saints, and in doing so to get to know them better. Even those Saints whom I thought I knew well have shown me so much more about their lives.
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