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In reading Catie the Copycat the first time, I thought a sequel was necessary.  The author Juliana Howard, with the help of illustrations by Sophia Heymans, portrays a young girl who always decides what to do by watching others.   ‘She couldn’t hear the voice that said “Be what YOU want to be!” ‘

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I am behind on my reading of the February Magnificat – I just read the “Meditation of the Day” for February 3rd by Elisabeth LeSeur, “a French married laywoman whose cause for canonization is underway.”   She died in 1914.   Her words certainly gave me pause:

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St. Dominic’s supports the Crisis Pregnancy Center through its volunteer help and through its Mother’s Day collection.  Last year our October 10 Rally for Life ended up afterwards at their new location. 

They are having a fundrasier banquest November 3rd at Buntrock Commons that promises to be a pleasant evening with good food and entertainment.   (If you have ever eaten there, you know the food is fabulous!) Here is an invitation from Liz Blanchard, the director of CPC of Northfield, on behalf of all of their clients – the young mothers and their babies and their families during or following a crisis pregnancy to join the gathering. If you have any questions, feel free to call the center at 507-645-7638.

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Recalculating … what the Garmin, the GPS guidance system now used by so many car drivers,  says when you have gone in a direction contrary to its plan.

It reminds me of the recalculating that must be done when there is an unexpected pregnancy.  Working at the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northfield, formerly Birthright, I have seen how difficult it can be for the pregnant woman who may have planned to go  to college or her parents who are embarrassed or her boyfriend who doesn’t feel ready for the responsibility.

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40 Days for Life is an effort to save lives through vigils of prayer, often outside  an existing facility.  It has been quite successful in the past and hopefully will be again in the future.  At our Respect Life workshop last spring, a local person talked about a success they had had here in the cities in causing a local hospital to stop offering abortions.

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Ann,
 
Attached is an email from the brother of one of my oldest friends explaining a terrible tragedy from an aspect of forgiveness and faith.  I am wondering if we could use it in the blog.   
 
Tom Sapp

To all my family and friends whom I love and have come to know.

At about 3:40 P.M. on August 30th 2010 some terrible accident happened to me that I pray will never happen to any of you or any of your friends. On my way home from work on a country road a 6 year old Amish boy ran out in front of my vehicle and was struck dead instantly.

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At Highview Hills iin Lakeville, a senior living facility, they show a different movie everyday, at 1 and 7 PM, ordering most of them from Netflix. 

Some good ones I have seen lately:  Letters to God, What Would Jesus Do?, Meet John Doe, What If 

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