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About Me – Anastpaul

About, Yes, about – 10 years ago a new Catholic Social Media website was launched in South Africa.   The creators and dreamers were in my Parish and I got involved – before long I was part of the leading Team and thus began this little project of mine.Anastpaul_1436004826_280

When, after a long slog of around 8 years and many curved balls – mostly financial ones (being in South Africa makes the financial aspects very difficult) – I left and began my own little project here.

I have been known as Anastpaul online, for much longer than the 10 years though – my name is Ana, St Paul is one of my two Confirmation Saints and I have always been very involved with catechesis and evangelisation in some form or another, trusting always in the passion and zeal of St Paul.

I am a ‘cradle’ Catholic, a Dominican Tertiary, brought up in a wholly Catholic home by Spanish and Italian parents (with a bit of Lithuanian Jewish blood too).   Rosary twice a week as a family, daily prayer, weekly Confession, Mass every day during Lent, etc etc.  We went to a Dominican Convent Private School and Christian Brothers schools , belonged to all available Catholic apostolates and just “Breathed Catholic”.

And so it has been – married a Catholic and our children too “Breath Catholic”, for our blood is Catholic and is graced by the Holy Trinity and our forefathers are the Apostles.    Mary is our Holy Mother and our friends are the Saints and Angels.

I live a totally Catholic life, involved in our Parish, running various apostolates there, am an ‘old-fashioned Catholic’ of the Spanish school and am 100% true to the Magisterium, to Pope Francis and to our home in Rome.

I know this much is true – if you ‘Breath Catholic” so too will your children grow up truly Catholic!   Amen.

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Passionate Catholic. Being Catholic is a way of life - a love affair both with God and Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, our most Blessed and Beloved Virgin Mother Mary and the Church. "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco With the Saints, we "serve the Lord with one consent and serve the Lord with one pure language, not indeed to draw them forth from their secure dwelling-places, not superstitiously to honour them, or wilfully to rely on the, ... but silently to contemplate them for edification, thereby encouraging our faith, enlivening our patience..." Blessed John Henry Newman Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. "For the saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This is a papal fidelity site. Loyal and Obedient to the Current Pope and to the Magisterium United With Him.

9 thoughts on “About Me – Anastpaul

  1. Thank YOU Patty! I have been asked by my followers to do this and I think it is necessary. Indeed I have been greatly blessed and praise our God for that! God bless you Patty. 💗

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  2. Hi Ana, you do such beautiful, inspiring work. We are in the process of decorating our church hall for our children preparing for confirmation. Are we able to print some items off your blog to display for the children? God bless.

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  3. Hi Ana, we talked to some nuns and found some small posters to use, so as beautiful as your posts are we don’t need to print anything now. Thanks.

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  4. Hi Zella-Marie – thank you and wish you great beauty and joy for on the day of your celebrations for the Confirmation candidates. BUT – if in the future you need anything for any purpose – feel free – these are made for us all – that we may evangelise the world. So they are yours too. God bless you!

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