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Author Archive: Janet Meyer

Janet Meyer is a cradle Catholic who didn’t understand the gift of Catholicism until undergoing a crisis of faith. She is now ardently Catholic. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychological Services and worked many years as a psychometrist. Janet and her husband, Gerry, live in Wisconsin with their dog, Kolbe. They have an adult daughter, Marissa, who you can hear serving God as she cantors at St. Mary's and Assumption parishes in Nashville. Janet is particularly interested in learning to better hear God and what He desires of her.

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Take My Heart Away

April 15, AD2018 5 Comments
Take My Heart Away

In 1992, my husband and I told my parents we were expecting an addition to the family. They responded with excitement. Mom expressed how happy she was that I was going to experience the joy of being a mother. Her words revealed much about herself, and the joy in her heart. It was a beautiful […]

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Why Have We Turned Away from Beauty?

March 22, AD2018 6 Comments
Why Have We Turned Away from Beauty?

My daughter gave me a CD for Christmas called Alma Mater: Featuring the Voice of Pope Benedict XVI. The first time I played it, I ended up on my knees in prayer. Good music will do that. Beauty in any form lifts us toward God. At a parish where our family used to worship, the pianist played […]

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The Insidiousness of the Culture of Death

February 16, AD2018 0 Comments
The Insidiousness of the Culture of Death

My mother died on February 26, 2006. She spent most of February in the hospital. When it became clear she was never going home, medical staff suggested we utilize their new inpatient palliative care unit. Mom would be their first patient. We thought she would die more comfortably there, so we agreed. Staff was compassionate. […]

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Seeking the Truth with Jennifer Fulwiler and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 17, AD2018 3 Comments
Seeking the Truth with Jennifer Fulwiler and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

You may have seen the Saint’s Name Generator posted on the internet. It randomly chooses a saint for whatever occasion you wish. Many Catholics use it to pick a patron for the new year. The generator was created by Jennifer Fulwiler. She came to Catholicism from atheism and wrote about her conversion in a book called […]

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Via Dolorosa, or “The Way of Suffering”

December 15, AD2017 0 Comments
Via Dolorosa, or “The Way of Suffering”

Dolores. In Spanish, it means “suffering.” Catholics use the phrase “Our Lady of Dolours” when talking about the sorrowful mother. Dolores, then, would be a fitting name for a woman who suffered much and loved Mary much. Dolores was my mother. She was an incredibly loving woman. I credit the great relationship I have with […]

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God Will Not Be Outdone in Generosity

November 15, AD2017 4 Comments
God Will Not Be Outdone in Generosity

My mother-in-law didn’t care for me. I knew that long before our engagement was announced. I wasn’t even surprised when she tried to convince my husband not to marry me. Early on, we were polite to each other, but I knew she was saying unkind things about me. I should admit that she wasn’t alone […]

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