Can You Help This Child

Week Three Creating:   Queen: As a mother and Leader Mary, Theotokis: God Bearer, she is our example of motherhood
Do you know why I like this Icon of Mary of Perpetual Help? Well look closely, what do you see. If you are like everyone else what you see is a Mom, (Mary), holding onto her little boy, (Jesus), who has just broken his saddle. It is a tender picture of Mother and Son, but look in the background you see two angels, left and right. Each of these angels holds in their arms some instrument of Jesus’ death: the Cross and the Nails. See where Jesus is looking, not at his mother but at the angels; looking like any little boy would when something bad might happen. And Mary, she is looking at us, her eyes seem to be implying us to do…..


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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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