Madonna Magazine

Author: Clare Deignan

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    Castles on the ground

    Clare Deignan

    Taking time to ‘visit’ with Jesus in a Church helps keep our faith grounded.

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    Deep THINK

    Clare Deignan

    In the right hands the power of the Internet can do good, but those hands need to belong to those who are old enough to understand that power.

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    The wisdom to be ordinary – Clare Deignan

    Clare Deignan. 03 June 2018

    'Each night your father and I pray for wisdom for you both' – a letter to Charlotte and Ella

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    Everything will be fine -

    Clare Deignan. 01 March 2018

    Dear Charlotte, It's been a hard week. The death of a family friend, the rural area I went to secondary school in is succumbing to a devastating and deadly fire, and at eight-and-half-months pregnant I've developed a rare itching condition, which means I may be induced early. I'm waiting for test results. Powerless. But I'm finding solace in the words of a song from the 1970's Catholic cult classic Brother Sun, Sister Moon.

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    The places you'll go

    Clare Deignan. 01 December 2017

    Dear Charlotte, Recently, your Mimi and I were talking about family history.

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    Busy Lives, Restless Hearts

    Clare Deignan

    Dear Charlotte, When I was in Year Two, my teacher Mrs Newhard taught my class that we could meet with Jesus in our hearts at anytime, anywhere. My seven-year-old mind imagined meeting Jesus in a deep red room shaped as a heart.  In my mind, it had heavy curtains and a velvet couch, similar to…

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    The mother's heart

    Clare Deignan. 09 March 2017

    Dear Charlotte, This letter I won’t give you until you are much older, but I write it while the thoughts are fresh in my mind. You won’t realise how wonderful – and trying – motherhood is until you become a mother yourself (if that’s what life and God have in store for you)

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