This room is dedicated to those who are facing the challenge of raising children without the support of a spouse. This is a place to share ideas and lend mutual support.
Saint Rita is known to be a patroness for abused wives and mourning women.
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I have been so blessed. My children are 29 with one going to be 26 next Saturday. Thus far, I have never celebrated any Thanksgiving or Christmas where we were apart. This year is no different. I saw them on Christmas Eve and will be with them later today. I am saddened for those who wish to spend time with their children and for whatever reason(s) unable to do so. I offer my prayers for all.
Under the circumstances, I pray you enjoy the Christmas season and yes, you have the right attitude. With Jesus as our focus, we are never alone.
At Christmas, family becomes important because of the example set by the Holy Family -- all the difficulties they overcame to reach their intended destination. Unfortunately, no inn left the light on for them and they settled in the most humble of surroundings. Yet -- they were family and the emphasis wasn't on their plight, but instead was on the birth of Jesus Who was the Special Child of Mary and Joseph.