I am a retired special education teacher and a cradle Catholic. I grew up in a home where the Rosary was prayed every night as a family. My grandmother did not accept any excuses for the family not to gather and pray the Rosary. As a result, I have been blessed with a strong devotion to Our Lady, the Woman Clothed in the Sun, whose job it is to lead us to her most beloved Son, Jesus. Although, not always strong in the practice of my Catholic faith, I have been blessed with the graces to return to the faith of my parents and grandparents. A faith that is strong and rich in the belief of the triune God, Mary, the Mother of God, the saints and our beloved angels. A faith that is strong and rich in the heritage of the Apostles and martyrs. A faith that is rich in mysticism. A faith that is rich in the love of God who is also the great I AM. I have weathered many storms in my life. Most of them, as I look back, I could not have survived without the infinite love of God. I praise God and I thank Him for His love for me.