“Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help; I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask you to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behavior patterns and defects in body, mind and spirit.Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.

With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially living or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son, Jesus, and in the power of his Holy Spirit, I ask you, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living and dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son, Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessing to me and to all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree.

I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the bloodlines in my family lineage. Set your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer your divine healing power to all of us, even in areas of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members’ guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits.

In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.”
St. Joseph, Patron of family life, pray for us.


Dear Love Being Catholic Friends

Dear Love Being Catholic Friends,

I have loved writing and maintaining this online ministry over the last four years. I have learned so much from all of you through your comments and messages on my posts and truly appreciate each one of you. Thank you so much for being a part of this page, and for all of your many prayers over the years.

My mission is to help you grow deeper in your love for Christ, His Church, and our Blessed Mother, while at the same time give you some easy-to-understand answers to questions you might have been asked by others about our faith. Through the grace of God, this page now has over 83,000 friends and is reaching almost a million people around the world each month.

It takes many hours to research, write and maintain this site, which I love doing. Any support is appreciated as it would allow me to continue running Love Being Catholic like I have been for the last several years. If you’re enjoying this page, or my blog at LoveBeingCatholic.com, and it has been a blessing to you, please consider supporting it with even a modest donation of $5.00-$10.00 – every little bit helps.

If you have donated already, I thank you wholeheartedly for making all of this possible. If you find any joy and value in Love Being Catholic, please consider supporting me in my efforts. Please also keep me in your prayers – you are all in my prayers as well!

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Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In Christ,



Catholic gift idea – Shining Light Dolls

Shining Light Dolls

Hi Love Being Catholic Friends,

A friend of this page shared with me another great Catholic Christmas gift idea! Check out these Catholic dolls – perfect for Christmas, Confirmation, Holy Communion or Baptism gifts. Each of these precious dolls come with a little card telling a little bit about the saint and a beautiful prayer.  They are so unique – and precious. What a cute way to teach your children, grandchildren (and yourself!) about the Virgin Mary and saints!  They sell these at many Catholic bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. You can find more information at: http://shininglightdolls.com/Shining_Light_Dolls/Home.html


Christmas Gift Ideas from Love Being Catholic

Happy Holidays

Hi Love Being Catholic Friends!

I wanted to share with you a little side business I do that allows me to continue posting on this Love Being Catholic page, while helping to support my family. I’ve been making gift baskets around the holidays for 15 years, and happy to assist you with any of your gift-giving needs this Christmas season.

If you are not sure yet what to give to your family, friends, co-workers, employees and clients this year, please check out The Mint Tulip Gift Baskets! (We also have a Facebook page, – The Mint Tulip Gift Baskets.) We specialize in beautiful Christmas and Holiday gift baskets, deliver locally in the north Atlanta and surrounding areas, and ship nationwide in the United States.

You can check out our 2014 Christmas & Holiday Collection atwww.TheMintTulip.com, email us at theminttulip@earthlink.net, or order online. Thank you to all who ordered from us last Christmas. We truly appreciate the business! Happy Thanksgiving next week to all of you too!
In Christ,