The Fortune Family

  Things of the Spirit

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails." Author unknown

 Favorite Angels and Saints: My favorites

Father Magin Catala


Our Lady of Guadalupe

of Juan Diego 1531


"Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son; let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain.
Am I not here who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life?
Are you not in the crossing of my arms?
Is there anything else that you need?"

Some links:

Homepage of Eternal Word Television Network

The Poor Clares

Father Pat: Fr.Pat's page

Saint for the day: American Catholic

Father Mark Kalwak: Divine Word Missionaries


The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Psalm: 15: 5-6 " The Lord is my inheritance and my cup;

he alone will give me my reward. The

measuring line has marked a lovely place

for me; my inheritance is my great delight."


St. James 2: 5 "Hearken; my dearest brethren; hath not

God chosen the poor in this world, rich in

faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God

hath promised to them that love him?"

Perfect Day

by Carrie Jacobs-Bond c.1909


When you come to the end of a perfect day, and you sit alone with your thoughts.

While the chimes ring out with a carol gay for the Joy that the day has brought.

Do you think what the end of a perfect day can mean to a tired heart?

When the sun goes down with a flaming ray and dear friends have to part."


Many thanks to "cousin" Peggy and her friend Betty who found the words
to this song "Perfect Day", that I have been looking for all these years. Check out Peggy's page below.

Dell's page

  Saints feast days

March 19 Joseph
May 15 Dympha
May 22 Rita
May 25 Philomena
May 26 Phillip Neri
July 13 Anthony
July 22 Elijah
July 26 Ann
Aug 15 Blessed Mother Mary
Aug 20 Bernard
Aug 21 Jane de Chantal, Francis de Sales
Sept 8 Blessed Mother Mary's birthday
Sept 29 Michael, Gabriel, Raphael
Oct 3 Therese, little flower
Oct 15 Teresa of Avila
Oct 17 Peter of Alacantra
Oct 28 Jude
Nov 16 Gertrude, Poor Souls
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception


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