About Mrs. American Patriot

I am an American, I believe in the Constitution and the right granted to me by that Constitution. I believe in Freedom of Religion and of Speech and notice that Freedom of Religion is listed first. I believe I have the right to own a gun to protect myself, again as granted by the Constitution. I believe Abortion is murder and that life begins at conception. I believe in marriage between one man and one woman, which is what marriage is according to the Bible and also the natural way of the Universe. It does not manner what the Supreme Court rules or what State laws are changed, marriage under God is between a man and woman, and anything else is not marriage. I believe in a small government and free enterprise. I sometime wonder with all the control and interference our government is doing now days, why we even fought a Revolution. I believe I have the right to my beliefs and my refusal to compromise my principles without being persecuted for those beliefs which is also happening to Americans now days..


I gave you the Peace Prayer the other day. Today we will start talking about how to pray it and use it for the good our ourselves, our neighbors and our Country.

We are asking for a great spiritual gift in the Peace Prayer. We are asking to live a life of gospel holiness, deep faith, compelling hop and self-giving love. We are asking to serve God and our brother and sisters. We are asking to be disciples.

Do we really want to pray such a prayer? Many of us are like the young Augustine: he was moved to ask God to make him chase and holy–but not just yet! Perhaps it would be more realistic to lower our goals this Lent and ask to be faithful in, say, the Ten Commandments rather then aspiring to become a self-giving instrument of God’s peace.

No, the reach of our prayers must exceed the grasp. There may be times when we don’t feel like praying a prayer that seems to put us on the spot as this one does. Yet we realize that we are called anew each day to live the gospel. We realize also that our responses of faith, ultimately are based on our will rather than on our feelings. We choose this, knowing full well that we may not be ready to choose it with our whole heart and soul. If we pray only when our faint heart conforms to all the aspirations of our prayer, how much praying would we do?

This Lent, let us humbly accept that, in our frailty, our prayer isn’t always as wholehearted as we’d like, and that, even on our best days, our weak wills may seem to be hedging.

So, folks, do we start praying and acting the St. Francis Peace Prayer? Do we start to change this Country, do we ask our teachers and our children to start acting the St. Francis Peace Prayer?  Do we start to being love, honesty, respect and hope back to this Country and our children? Do we do what really needs to be done to stop violence everywhere?

PRAYER;  Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.

Give and show love, pardon, faith, hope, light and joy to the people around you today. If you are a teacher, please start with your family then the children at school. God bless you all.





The problem with the anger and hopelessness that causes a person to shoot children in a school has been a long time coming.  If the parents, teachers, governors and congress and especially the news media stood back and too a good look at the reasons surrounding the shootings instead of blaming guns, changes could take place.  Think about this, every person shooting up a school has been full of anger, hurt, and hopelessness.  Does anyone ever ask why?  How many people in that particular school, children included, treated that person rudely, bullied him, made fun of him, treated him without respect, took away his hope?  And I know this happens every day in schools across this country.  Most people cope and move on, some can’t, and the anger boils over.

I suggest every person in every school in this country start living the St. Francis Prayer:

LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.   DIVINE MASTER, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Do you think this would make a difference?  Of course, this would mean this country and our schools would have to allow God to help make a difference.  It’s been over 50 years since we have taken God out of our schools, stopped teaching respect and love, it may take many years to recover, but we could start now, but only if those in charge, parents, teachers, governors, congress, and especially the news media would admit it’s not guns causing the problems, it’s no RESPECT, LOVE, CONSIDERATION AND HOPE.

More in my next blog.  The how too.




I have been wanting to do a blog on the Blessed Virgin Mary for some time and just came across some meditations in the “Magnificat” that explains the Catholic Churches view of Mary very well.

VIGILANT WITH OUR LADY: In one of her antiphons, the Church solemnly tells us that “the fullness of time has come upon us at last.”  None of us in this room knows when the fullness of time will come for us. God grant we can meet it with courtesy. The fullness of time, in a deep spiritual sense, comes each day, a day which will never be again. Today is the absolute fullness of today. Let us be drawn to love and to give and to spread joy all about us.  We are not promised tomorrow, and we cannot do anything much about yesterday, except to regret what was wrong about it. But we have today!…

God expects that he will find us watching in prayer. This is where he found out Lady at the Annunciation. This is where he found her at Bethlehem. This is where he found her beneath the cross.   This is where he found her on Resurrection morning. This is where he found her in all the incidents of her life. This is where he found her at the moment of her death: watching in prayer. WILL HE FIND US WATCHING IN PRAYER?  We hope so, but we must will so.  We need to ask ourselves some very forthright questions.  Does he perhaps find us not watching in prayer but chafing under some circumstance, thrashing about in this situation, this thing that is asked of me, THIS SACRIFICE? It is up to us. HE WANTS TO FIND US WHERE HE FOUND OUR LADY, WATCHING IN PRAYER.   by Mother Mary Francis,P.C.C.

Keep in mind, all you who are talking about Respect for Women, Women Rights, etc. do you realize that Mary is the Mother of God, Jesus wants her to be respected and loved for who she is.



Prayer to Mary, asking her to pray for us. This words all come from scripture

HAIL MARY, Full of Grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of the womb. Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen



Hi folks, I meant to write this just after the March for Life in Washington DC but didn’t get a chance. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 was the National Day of Prayer for Catholics all over this Country and any other Christian that wanted to take part. There were Masses and prayer groups gathered in many places. This is the Meditation of the Day in the Magnificat Magazine.

WHEN we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities–to offer just a few examples–it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected. Once the human being declares independence from reality and behaves with absolute dominion, the very foundations of our life begin to crumble, for “instead of carrying out his role as a cooperator with God in the work of creation, man sets himself up in place of God and thus ends up provoking a rebellion on the part of nature”  (Pope John Paul ll, Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus, May 1, 1991)….

When the human person is considered as simply one being among others, the product of chance or physical determinism, then “our overall sense of responsibility wanes” (Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the 2010 World Day of Peace)

Human beings cannot be expected to feel responsibility for the world unless, at the same time, their unique capacities of knowledge, will, freedom, and responsibility are recognized and valued..

Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties?  If personal and social sensitivity toward the acceptance of the new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away” (Pope Benedict XVI, Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate, June 20, 2009).



AMAC ADVANTAGE magazine (The Asso. of Mature American Citizens) came out with a cover on their Winter 2018 Magazine of an unborn child and the heading: “PROTECTING THE MIRACLE OF LIFE. This is a very popular national magazine. I am so happy to see an organization accepting and protecting the unborn. It also says, ” The gift of life has been under attack for decades in the United States. AMAC is taking a stand to expose the institutions that demean the sacred blessing of life, including Planned Parenthood and the Roe v. Wade ruling. We must give a voice to those who cannot speak.  Among the articles; Planned Parenthood: The Ugly Truth; Roe v. Wade: A case of Deadly Deception, Protecting the Unborn: The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Unfortunately the SENATE OF THE U.S. vote down this bill this week, which would have protected unborn children over 5 months old except in the case of rape and the life of the mother. The Senate should be so ashamed of themselves for allowing Partial Birth Abortion of fully formed babies to continue.

According to Dan Weber President of AMAC, Mother Teresa said about abortion: “America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v Wade has deformed a great nation.” and “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love but to use any violence to get what they want.”

Dan Weber says:  We wonder why a government that gives millions of dollars to abortion facilities doesn’t instead provide funds to compensate women with an unwanted pregnancy so the unborn child can be brought to term, and then be adopted by a couple that will love and nurture a much wanted baby. And I wonder what is the matter with using the money given to Planned Parenthood to help the mother get a new start in life, a home to live in while they are pregnant, teaching them how to care for a baby, a high school education if needed and a new start in life, instead of leaving the mother to live with the horror of killing her own flesh and blood.

From me: think about school shootings and why they are happening. We are teaching children violence in this country not love. When will it end?

AMAC also encourages our Representatives in Washington to stop funding Planned Parenthood so that America is deserving of our continued blessings.

My suggestion is to vote and elect pro life candidates, Senators, Representatives, Governors and Presidents, Christian or not, and contact your Representatives and Senators in Washington and at the state level, also, your Governors to pass bill protecting the unborn. The 5 month and older bill was a good start, we can’t do it all at once, but partial birth abortion and abortion because it’s a girl and not a boy, or has a handicap, etc. would be a start. We may have to do it state by state.

Just so you know in Maine, Sen. Angus King voted no when it came to passing the bill stopping abortion over 5 months old. I don’t know yet about Sen. Collins. Please pray for him and the others that voted no since late term abortion now continues. Pray that they will soon come to realize that killing unborn babies is murder.

Here is a prayer you can say to Mary, to ask her to join us with her prayers to her son to stop abortion in this country.


O Mary, Mother of the Life Within, all life we entrust to you: the life of every expectant mother, and the child within her womb, the life of every human body, the life of every human soul, the life of every newborn child and the life of all grown old. You held the Lord to Your own Heart and drew Him so close in. So draw us now in all our needs, O Mother of the Life Within.



I realized it’s been quite awhile since I have Blogged. Sorry, it’s been a busy year. I did tell you I would let you know all the good and successful things Pres. Trump has done this past year, and I have a considerable list. But, I came across this article in Newsmax and it was too good to pass up. I hope you see that Pres. Trump is on the right track, for what he promised us and what he hopes to accomplish for our Country. It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, what you should care about is if our Country is “For the People and By the People” as our Founders intended. Only then can we have a successful, and hospitable country for all who live here and come here.


“CAN PRESIDENT TRUMP VANQUISH THE SWAMP?” (AND WHAT HAS HE ALREADY DONE?) Does the Swamp always win?……..Why has the swamp-the ruling class, comprised of elites on all sides of the political spectrum-always dominated, despite repeated attempts by noble patriots to chip away at its monstrous power?

The short answer is that the swamp controls all levers of power, with the capability-and will-to destroy anyone and anything that threatens its grip. It is a perfect embodiment of Lord Acton’s warning that power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.—————————————————The ruling class long dined out on its rotten status quo-until the election of a president who is not of, by, and for the swamp, who owed it nothing and did not fear it.

Donald Trump proved to be a potent crusher of political correctness and the elite vanguard, one who promised to smash their corrupt existing order. Upend the hierarchy. Overturn the money changer;s tables. Make the comfortable uncomfortable. Make representative government representative again. Make it earn the consent of the governed by earning back the trust of the people. And in so doing, he promised to RESTORE RESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTION, WITH GOVERNMENT IN ITS PROPER PLACE, AND MAKE AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH REACH ITS FULL POTENTIAL. TO, YES, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. ……………………………………….Make no mistake: The ruling class doesn’t just want to undercut his policy agenda or even just remove him from office. They want the man in prison. Not the local clink, either. Federal prison.  Hence the appointment of an “independent counsel” ….They want to void his lawful election and ruin him, and his family, and top advisers.  And his supporters, his voters, everyone on Team Trump from the president on down must be discredited and yes, destroyed.

To the establishment this president as an alien organism, which has been injected into the body politic by the American people, and, like any alien organism, he has provoked the antibodies of the swamp enemy, which are furiously attacking him.

TO HIS GREAT CREDIT, Trump has, in his first year, won significant battles in this existential war:

  1. Justice Neil Gorsuch now sits on the Supreme Court. Further, as Kimberly Strassel in The Wall Street Journal has pointed out, the president is also quietly transforming the federal judiciary, “stocking the courts with a class of brilliant young textualists.”
  2. Thanks to Trump’s rollback of well over 800 suffocating Obama-era regulations on everything from healthcare to coal to DODD-FRANK, the stock market has reached all-time highs, and consumer confidence hit the highest peak since 2000. Mortgage applications have reached a seven year high, unemployment hit a 16 year low, and American manufacturing is rebounding due to major investments from companies such as Ford, Foxconn, Intel and Toyota.
  3. Illegal border crossings fell by nearly 70 percent as his administration began to move on border wall construction and against unlawful sanctuary cities.
  4. By granting the U.S. military a freer hand in the fight against the Islamic State, Trump oversaw its dramatic rout in Syria and Iraq in just eight months-something Obama could not or would not do over several years.
  5. Trump instituted new restrictions on lobbying.
  6. He initiated the renegotiation of NAFTA and withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Agreement to protect U.S. jobs and sovereignty, and he authorized construction of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines.
  7. His administration began putting education policy back where it belongs: in the hands of the states.
  8. In his first six months alone, Trump’s growth friendly policies created well over a million jobs, and over his first year, he repealed on the average 16 regulations for every new on put in place.————————–
  9. Republican leadership in Congress failed twice to deliver on the party’s long-standing promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is predictably collapsing under its own weight, leaving millions more Americans without affordable, accessible coverage. Given the legislative failures of his own party, Trump began to dismantle aspects of the disaster using his pen and phone
  10. Not bad for a president who has never served in government before and who accomplished much of this without the help of a Congress controlled by his own party (many of whom, as card-carrying members of the swamp, are gleefully working against him).—————————————————————————
  11. This war against the swamp is bigger than Trump. It’s  a once-in a lifetime shot at neutralizing the ruling class long enough to bring America back to its foundational principles of individual liberty, free market capitalism, and the rule of law. It’s about freeing the country from the stranglehold of elites and putting the real power back where the founders intended: with the people. In his first year, Trump has experienced the unprecedented wrath of the ruling class, whose power has been imperiled like never before. This is why in year two, he must redouble his efforts to protect and advance the movement he’s spearheading.
  12. BUT JUST AS HE MUST DO HIS PART, WE MUST DO OURS.  The swamp is a powerful thing, but it’s not the most powerful thing. It can only really be disarmed by “we the people.” By the choices we make, the leaders we support, and the things for which we fight.
  13. …………..Trump may not be perfect, but in the words of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield, you go to war with the army and the leader, that you have. Trump has made mistakes as all presidents do, but he remains dauntless in the face of the barrage, and for that, he deserves tremendous gratitude and support. As the president has discovered, you’re only taking flak if you’re over the target. Trump is over the target.
  14. This is the moment that will determine if there will truly be an American Reformation. If the swamp succeeds in destroying this president’s agenda, we may never get another opportunity to change the nation’s trajectory But if he succeeds, we could experience a “MORNING IN AMERICA” that will make Reagan’s legendary era of reform and optimism pale in comparison.                                                                  By:  Monica Crowley. (you can read the whole article on line under http://www.newsmax.com.———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-OK FOLKS: you decide what kind of America do you want? I have many more accomplishments by Trump for this past year, a good many for the VA and our Veterans which I will list next time. As far as I can see everything Pres. Trump has accomplished is good for this country and it’s people. If you agree, support him and what he is trying to do, and ignore the swamp and its news media. Unless you are part of the swamp or consider yourself and ELITE?  It doesn’t mater what you are: Republican, Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, what maters is what kind of America do you want?  And will you give Pres Trump the chance to give us the America our Founders envisioned: For the People and By the People.


Did you know Friday, Sept 8, was Mary’s birthday?  Pope Benedict XVI said: “Her soul was the space from which God was able to gain access into humanity.” “Today God welcomes on earth the holy throne which he had prepared for himself. He who established the heavens in wisdom has fashioned a living heaven.” (Byzantine liturgy).

The Jews kept records of births, we know Mary was born on Sept. 8. The Catholic Church celebrates her birthday.   Isaiah 11:1-3-A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding. A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.  Joseph was from the line of Jesse who was the father of David the king.


The devil really likes…pride…because it is the principle and source of all sin. On the other hand, it displeases God just as much as it pleases the devil. God is displeased by pride, and pleased by humility. God was so pleased with Mary’s humility that his goodness compelled him to give her the WORD, his Only Begotten Son–and she was the wonderful Mother who gave (that Word) to us. You know well that God’s Son did not take flesh within Mary until she had clearly expressed both her will and her humility by saying. Ecce ancilla Domini. Let it be done to me according to your Word. But as soon as she had said this, she conceived within her the dear spotless Lamb. By this, gentle First Truth was showing us how excellent this little virtue is, and how much those receive who in humility give their will as an offering to their Creator…………………….(Saint Catherine of Siena)

Prayer: Oh God, you gave life to the world through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of the Blessed Virgin for whose birth we give thanks this day. Grant us, we beseech you, the grace to honor with our lives the Savior whom she bore, Christ our Lord. Amen


This was not the Blog I had planned for this AM but our Deacon Dave wrote in the church bulletin about a subject I have been talking about ever since I had breast cancer in 2001 or 2001.  My mother used to say this to me, it may be a Catholic way of praying that goes back hundreds of years, but it makes sense. OFFER IT UP…offer your suffering up for another, here it is:


“I remember when I was much younger when I would stub my toe, get a cut on my finger, had a stomach ache, or just plain felt ill, my mother said I should, ‘offer it up.’ I often wondered just what that meant. Through the years, I would use those those words often, but her meaning never really sunk in deeply until I had encountered other types of sufferings later on in life.

Her explanation still rings in my ears. “Offer up your pain and suffering to God as a sacrifice.” My reply was often, ‘to what? For what?’ The teachings of the Church had not been firmly embedded in me at the time. I had no heard of ‘REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING’and if I had, I probably wouldn’t have understood it fully.

In short, redemptive suffering is attaching whatever pain, suffering, or discomfort you may have to Christ’s suffering on the cross for relief for the souls in Purgatory, for the specific relief of someone else’s pain and suffering, or given to God to be used as He sees fit.

It isn’t that Christ did not suffer enough, so that he needs our miseries to be added to his: it is just that he allows us to be part of the healing out of pure love.  The simplest and clearest analogy I’ve heard is that of a mother, baking a chocolate cake in the kitchen. She has everything she needs and doesn’t need anything or anyone else to help. In comes her little three year old daughter who says, ‘Mumma, can I help?’ And love receives. Love doesn’t say, ‘No thanks, I have enough, goodbye.’ So mother says, ‘Sure, honey.’ and the little girl throws in her attempt with a half beaten egg and mess of flower.

Shift gears. God doesn’t NEED our help. But if we offer our painful feet, our pesky cold, our cancer , our heart problems, our annoyance with the person who just cut us off in traffic to God and say, ‘GOD, PLEASE TAKE THIS___________as a gift and unite it to your suffering on the cross. Use it for.._____________or whatever way you wish.’  That is making the best possible use of suffering. WHY WASTE IT?”


And there you have it.  WHY WASTE IT? Don’t think this is easy. Sometime the pain and suffering is so much you can’t think…teach others in your family to help you think about “Offering it up” when you are in extreme suffering that never seems to end. This is what is so wrong and so hard about assisted suicide, which is so wrong, and devastating, but sometime may seem the only answer for you or those who love you. Remember GOD HAS A PLAN, so offer up your suffering for someone who is worse off than you. Teach your family to do the same things.  It does mater, God does listen, He does have a plan for you and He is in control. (Suffering on this earth may get you straight to heaven, we won’t know until we get there)

PRAYER;  Heavenly Father, you cannot be outdone in generosity, for you have given us the gift of life in the Spirit. Give us the grace to be open to this gift, that we may serve you and our brothers and sisters. Through Christ our Lord. Amen