How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 6/18/17

MOTHER TERESA CHILDREN

In 1948 Sister Teresa set aside her nun’s habit – adopting instead the simple sari and sandals worn by the women she would be living among – and moved to a small rented hovel in the slums to begin her work.

Teresa’s first year in the slums was particularly hard. She was used to a life of comparative comfort, and now she had no income and no way to obtain food and supplies other than begging. She was often tempted to return to convent life, and had to rely on her determination and faith to get herself through it.

One of her first projects was to teach the children of the poor – drawing on her experience with teaching the children of the rich. She didn’t have any equipment or supplies this time, but she taught them to read and write by writing in the dirt with sticks.

 

The Missionaries of Charity

Mother Teresa quickly translated this somewhat vague calling into concrete actions to help the city’s poor. She began an open-air school and established a home for the dying destitute in a dilapidated building she convinced the city government to donate to her cause. In October 1950, she won canonical recognition for a new congregation, the Missionaries of Charity, which she founded with only a handful of members—most of them former teachers or pupils from St. Mary’s School.

As the ranks of her congregation swelled and donations poured in from around India and across the globe, the scope of Mother Teresa’s charitable activities expanded exponentially. Over the course of the 1950s and 1960s, she established a leper colony, an orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic and a string of mobile health clinics.

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I love these pictures of Mother Teresa with the little ones.  You can see how much she loved the little children.

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Such joy when she was holding the babies.

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See how she listens to the children.

All in all she is a beautiful human being.’

Until next week, I send you lots of love.

Have a peaceful week.

Much love,

Rose

Etsy store

Patriotic Heart Pillow New to Etsy

Good Morning Friends ~

I have added another heart to my ever-growing heart collection ~

This is the Patriotic Heart Pillow ~ Named for Memorial Day ~ July 4th ~ Labor Day.

Coupon code is JULY2017 ~ I am offering this for the months of June & July –

I have two selections to choose from ~

Navy with word at the top ~ OR ~ tiny navy & red stars at the top

Which ever one you choose – the top of the pillow will also be the material I use for the entire back as you see in picture #-2

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This is a great hostess gift when attending a 4th of July party.

Make a batch of cookies and tie this little heart around the box or cellophane wrapping.

A few more close ups ~

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Enjoy your day ~

Until next time.

Much love,

Rose

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 6/4/17

Good Morning Friends ~

I have been out of the loop for a few week, but I’m back on track with our dear Mother Teresa.

These are a few facts about her early life as she begins her mission becoming the saint she is today, who is loved by so many.

On May 14, 1937, Teresa took her final vows, promising to serve God for the rest of her life. Teresa eventually became the principal of Loreto.

Mother Teresa’s ‘Call Within a Call’

On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced a second calling, the “call within a call” that would forever transform her life. She was riding in a train from Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills for a retreat when she said Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city’s poorest and sickest people. 

But since Mother Teresa had taken a vow of obedience, she could not leave her convent without official permission. After nearly a year and a half of lobbying, in January 1948 she finally received approval to pursue this new calling. That August, donning the blue-and-white sari that she would wear in public for the rest of her life, she left the Loreto convent and wandered out into the city. After six months of basic medical training, she voyaged for the first time into Calcutta’s slums with no more specific a goal than to aid “the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for.”

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 It was hard for Sister Teresa to know where to start helping in such a large city as Calcutta. She began by helping the Little Sisters of the Poor work with elderly people. On December 21, 1948, Sister Teresa finally set out on the streets of Calcutta to start her mission from God. She walked out into the city with a packed lunch, but nothing else. She had no money, materials, or companions. The first place Sister Teresa decided to go was the slum that she could see from outside her window while teaching in the Loreto.

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As I will always say ~ What a beautiful soul ~

I am so reminded while I read these facts how important it is to love one another.

Family is so important.  

 

Until next time.

Much love,

Rose

 

Etsy store

Etsy store — Reopened —

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http://www.muchloverose.com

Good Morning Everyone ~

I am so excited to announce Much Love, Rose is opened for business.

Thank you all for being so patience with me as I redesigned my store.

I hope there is something I can create for you…

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I would love to hear from you and let me know what you think.

Leave a message in the comment box.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Rose

 

 

Crafts ~

Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow with a twist

Hi Everyone ~

So many times I look to Pottery Barn for  inspirational ideas.  I usually wind up spending money on something I could make myself.

Today I was looking at the pillows on our Family Room couch, and wanted to change them for the spring & summer months.  The navy blue pillows are very nice, but I thought maybe a little lighter for the warmer weather.

Here is my inspiration ~

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I have this material……So…….decided to make it myself.

After cutting the material I realized I was 3″ to short.

What to do now…….I have the same material in red & cream –  so I made a 3″ ruffle, and added vintage buttons.

I love it.  The same, but with a little twist.

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Tomorrow I will finish the other one.

So happy with the way they came out, and I saved $60.00

Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

Till next time.

Much love,

Rose

Etsy store

Sneak Peek

Good Morning Friends ~

I will be reopening my Etsy store in 3 days ~

http://www.muchloverose.com

Will reopen on June 1st, 2017, after a long recovery from surgery.  I’m doing so much better, and I am ready for business.

I will be offering a 10% discount each month for the “Heart of the month” and each heart will be given a name – it will be named from the name of the material I use.

June’s heart name is “Guernsey”

Guernsey meaning ~

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.

June’s coupon code is  JUNE2017

Go here to view ~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/532839155/handmade-vintage-hearts-heart-of-the?ref=related-3

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A few more new items in the store. ~

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Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/244245933/birthstone-bracelet-all-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/512388216/handmade-vintage-hearts?ref=related-6

Hope you have enjoyed viewing the new products ~

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.

Much love,

Rose

Crafts ~

Ten Minute Fix

Good Day to you all ~

I decided to change the shower curtain in the guest bath, so along with the shower curtains came garbage pail, tissue holder & soap pump.

The guest room is directly across from the guest bath, so having them the same colors well you know how that is.

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I looked for 2 towels to go with all of the above.  I was having a bit of a problem trying to find just the right color.  Finally Bed Bath & Beyond had the perfect pink.

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Pretty – YES – but, it needed something else.

I had some ribbon in pink and green, but not the right pink or green.  Then I came across a lace that you can put ribbon through.  Aah!!! that’s a perfect match.

Ten minutes later you have this.

My new sewing machine is amazing.  It actually lets you know when you are getting close to a pin.  That to me is close to perfect.

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Subtle ~ but perfect.

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If anyone is in the market for a new sewing machine look no longer.

Amazon has this one ~

https://www.amazon.com/SINGER-9960-600-Stitch-Computerized-Accessories/dp/B004RDH7Y8/ref=sr_1_22?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1494869036&sr=1-22&keywords=sewing+machine

It received so many good reviews, and the price was just right.

I’m still learning how to use many of the features, but youtube is great for this.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.

Much love,

Rose

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 5/14/17

Good Morning Dear Friends ~

Although Mother Teresa lived to be 87, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland.

Mother Teresa’s Family – Her mom & sister to the right

Her dad & Mother Teresa to the left.

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After a year learning English in Ireland, Agnes transferred to the Sisters of Loreto convent in Darjeeling, India

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Convent where Mother Teresa was head of the Missionaries.

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Mother Teresa at age 18

Some Family History 

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Have an amazing day & Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms.

Much love,

Rose

Love & Family

Happy Mother’s Day

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Good morning beautiful & Happy Mother’s Day.

I would like to dedicate this post to my beautiful Mom.  She has given all of us so much love, and wisdom.  Something I hope to keep with me for the rest of my life.

She has such a love for all her 8 daughters.  We all love you so very much Mom.   Thank you so much Mom for everything you do for us.

We wish you the best Mother’s Day filled with lots of love and laughter.

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~Also ~ I want to wish my sisters a Happy Mother’s Day.

May your day be filled with all the blessings God can give you.  May all your children know how much you love them and how blessed they are to have you in their lives.

Enjoy your day – and make sure someone is pampering you.

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Love you all so very much.

Much love,

rose

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 5/7/17

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Dear Friends ~

Today we talk about Mother Teresa from age 12 thru age 18

Remember we learned last week that Mother Teresa was born with the name Agnes.

Agnes was fascinated with missionaries from an early age, and by 12 she knew that she would commit herself to a religious vocation.

When she was 18, Agnes left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Ireland.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Agnes attended a convent-run primary school and then a state-run secondary school. As a girl, she sang in the local Sacred Heart choir and was often asked to sing solos. The congregation made an annual pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnice, and it was on one such trip at the age of 12 that she first felt a calling to a religious life.

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As Agnes turned 18, she found her true calling as a nun and left home for good to enrol herself at the Institute of the Blessed Mary Virgin, also called Sisters of Loreto, in Ireland. It was there that she first received the name Sister Mary Teresa after St Therese of Lisieux. After a year of training, Sister Mary Teresa came to India in 1929 and initiated her novitiate in Darjeeling, West Bengal, as a teacher at St Teresa’s School. She learned the local language of the state, Bengali. Sister Teresa took her first religious vows in May 1931. Thereafter, she was assigned duty at the Loreto Entally community of Calcutta and taught at St Mary’s School.

Picture of ~ St Therese of Lisieux ~

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Back to Mother Teresa ~

One of Mother Teresa’s first assignments was to teach, and eventually to serve as principal, in a girls’ high school in Calcutta. Although the school was close to the slums (terribly poor sections), the students were mainly wealthy. In 1946 Mother Teresa experienced what she called a second vocation or “call within a call.” She felt an inner urging to leave the convent life (life of a nun) and work directly with the poor. In 1948 the Vatican (residence of the pope in Vatican City, Italy) gave her permission to leave the Sisters of Loretto and to start a new work under the guidance of the Archbishop of Calcutta.

To prepare to work with the poor, Mother Teresa took an intensive medical training with the American Medical Missionary Sisters in Patna, India. Her first venture in Calcutta was to gather unschooled children from the slums and start to teach them. She quickly attracted both financial support and volunteers. In 1950 her group, now called the Missionaries of Charity, received official status as a religious community within the Archdiocese of Calcutta. Members took the traditional vows of poverty, chastity (purity), and obedience, but they added a fourth vow—to give free service to the most poor.

 

So much to learn about this beautiful woman.  Such a special woman to give her life to the poor and underprivileged.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Much love,
Rose