Patti Murphy Dohn recently retired after more than three decades of service as Campus Minister and Religion teacher at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD. Committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth and their families, she served the school community since 1981.  

Patti continues her service to the Archdiocese on the Screening Board for the Office of Vocations. She was previously a board member for the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, MD.

Along with writing for "The Catholic Review," Patti is a member of the Catholic Press Association, as well as the Catholic Writers Guild. 

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God is good!! All the time!!


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Now that you bring it up, I do remember that, Janet. It was a much-criticized part of that WYD and brought about lots of ramifications for both Mother Angelica and EWTN, as well as those who were vocal in opposition to her views. Father Z's Blog included a link to Mother's reaction: You can read and listen here: Thanks for reading, Patti Murphy Dohn


How come there was no mention of the controversial Stations of the Cross with a Woman Mime playing the role of Jesus? It got Mother Angelica so upset she decided to change her habit and call out all the liberals and progressives for what they were doing at that time in 1993 Thankfully things have slowly changed for the better for WYD thinks to Benedict


Thank You, Lord: The perfect morning prayer to start your day


Photo: Spending Time with God First Thing Each Morning 


Schools in my county were closed last week for two days due to an ice storm which left widespread power outages and downed trees. Winter has hit us particularly hard this year. This morning I found the perfect prayer to start off our school day here at John Carroll. It is filled with hope and gratitude. May your day be blessed.


Dear Lord,

You have made another beautiful day. You have given this day to me as a gift to enjoy. Thank You for the sun and the clouds, the wind and the rain. It is Your gift to me and I thank You. I will enjoy Your gift this day, dear Lord, especially the little things: the smell of breakfast, the song in my heart, the sight of Your flowers, the touch of Your hand, and knowing all this beauty is Your gift to me. I promise You, Lord, I will not hurt myself today with sad thoughts from my past or bitter memories of disappointment. You have given me a beautiful day and I will receive it with joy and gladness.



Boys Town Prayer Book

~Fr. Val J. Peter, Executive Director Emeritus of Girls and Boys Town, Editor


God is good!! All the time!!

Have a wonderful day!!


Sunflowers at sunrise


2/7/2014 8:53:17 AM
By Patti Murphy Dohn