Stacy Lamorte Category

Labor Pains

By Stacy LaMorte It is believed that our Blessed Mother Mary delivered our Savior without the pains of labor.  Isaiah 66:7 says, “Before she comes to labor, she gives birth. Before the pains come upon her, she safely delivers a male child.” I can remember thinking of this passage during each of my three pregnancies […]

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Childlike Wonder

By Stacy LaMorte Leaving work to pick up my children from school recently, I was driving down Napoleon Avenue.  It was a beautiful, crisp autumn day, so I was already feeling grateful to God for the glorious weather when I saw two boys who looked like brothers standing on the sidewalk.

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The Hardest Part

By Stacy LaMore I think that through every stage of parenthood, we think that the part we are in MUST be the hardest part, right? When you have your first newborn, you think, “How will my life every be normal again? How will I ever shower in peace again?” And, then, that stage passes, and […]

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What We Learned When the Power Went Out

By Stacy LaMorte Like many people in the Greater New Orleans area, our power was out during Hurricane Zeta for several days; easily the longest power outage we have ever experienced as a family other than Katrina. Our power stayed on through most of the storm and then, in the last 10 minutes: BLACKOUT! The […]

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Wake of Positivity

By Stacy LaMorte I have always loved being on and around water; it is a form of rejuvenation for me. With the beautiful weather we have been having, we have been spending a lot of time boating as a family. I love sitting at the back of the boat and watching the wake that is made from […]

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Take Care of Creation Responsibly

By Stacy LaMorte Our Holy Father has asked us in the month of September to responsibly use our resources that God has given us.  He is not only asking us to pray for this change, but to model it as well. It is hard to know the right things to focus on: composting, rain barrels […]

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Storytelling

By Stacy LaMorte Storytelling is one of the oldest pastimes and ways to teach.  Jesus himself understood the importance of parables to get his lessons across in a way that listeners would be able to relate, remember and retell his word.

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Keys to the Kingdom

By Stacy LaMorte We had an important new milestone in our home this week: our oldest child got her driver’s license. This is an exciting, yet understandably unsettling time. She went through a driver’s education program where the new drivers (and their parents) were taught the gravity of what they were about to undertake.

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Heaven on Earth

By Stacy LaMorte Every time we are able to attend Mass, which is becoming more frequent now that we are slowly progressing out of quarantine, we are called to recognize that this is the closest we can be to heaven and to Christ while we are here on earth. And, we are not alone as […]

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Distance learning (and loving)

By Stacy LaMorte In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures and now even church closures, we are entering unprecedented territory for our families.  Since these announcements started several Fridays ago with my own school closure as well as the closures of my children’s schools, I can’t help but look on the bright side.

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Appreciating the Seasons

By Stacy LaMorte I love the t-shirt in New Orleans that says, “The Four Seasons of New Orleans: Carnival, Crawfish, Snowball and Football.” While we don’t have the most defined weather seasons here due to our relatively mild winters, we do have definitive seasons of our lives. It took me some time and “wisdom highlights” […]

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