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Caring Bridge family and friends,
The Pafko family is ever expanding.  Our new grandson, Lucas Edward Dahlberg, was born November 22nd.  He was 23 inches and almost 9 pounds!  Everyone waits in line to hold him.
We are looking forward to Andrew and Jessica's January wedding  at the University of Saint Thomas Chapel. (Andrew's alma mater)

"If we only knew how God regards this sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be present at a single mass." Saint Padre Pio

"If only I could convince all timid and fearful souls... the greater our need, the more abundant is His infinite mercy and when through our repentance and trust, we give God the opportunity to exercise His mercy, we give Him pleasure.  Nothing offends His fatherly heart more than a lack of trust.  Count on Him even in all your failures...never be afraid of counting on Him too much."  Blessed Dina Belanger

"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason."  Our Lady of Fatima

"I saw souls falling into hell like snowflakes."   Saint Therese of Avila

"When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in the firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down."  St. Josemaria Escriva

Hail, thou Star of ocean, Portal of the sky!  Ever Virgin Mother  of the Lord most high...

"The field of battle between God and Satan is the human soul.  This is where it takes place every moment of our lives.  The soul must give free access to our Lord and be completely fortified by Him within every kind of weapon;  His light must illuminate it to fight the darkness of error;  he must put Jesus Christ, His truth and justice, the shield of faith, the word of God to overcome such powerful enemies.  To put Jesus Christ we die to ourselves."  St. Padre Pio

Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification.  It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others."  St john of the Cross

Never be in a hurry;  do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever.  Even if your whole world seems upset." St. Francis de Sales

"Without me you can do nothing."  John 15:3

"Heaven is total joy, continuous joy.  We will be constantly thanking God.  It is useless to try to figure out exactly what heaven is like, because we can't understand it.  But when the veil of this life is taken off, we will understand things in a different way." St Padre Pio

"God gives the hardest battles to the strongest soldiers." Pope Francis

Jesus is my God,
Jesus is my Spouse,
Jesus is my life,
Jesus is my only Love,
Jesus is my all in all;
Jesus is my Everything.    Blessed Mother Theresa

Merry Christmas to all,
from the Pafko family