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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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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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