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Helping broken families to pray under the patronage of Our Lady of Sorrows.

About this Blog

This prayer blog is designed for people from broken families as well as others. Anybody interested, friends of people from these families, and people who can help them are especially encouraged to read our content. Furthermore, part of the content on this blog will serve the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation ( in their aid to people affected by divorce and separation.

Our Lady of Sorrows is the patroness of this blog as an excellent intercessor for people in situations of suffering. In addition, this blog is meant to be fully in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

We are excited to be serving you! Please go to our Contact page if you are in need of further assistance, and please feel free to spread the word about the work that we are doing.

About the Author

Vanessa Chastain has a professional Analytics background and a B.A. with an Area of Concentration in Applied Mathematics/Environmental Science from New College of Florida. She is a practicing Catholic in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is volunteering with the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation ( She enjoys writing and has published creative nonfiction in Hippocampus Magazine under the pseudonym Vanessa Chastain Rivas. In addition, she is starting to write for In her professional life, she is exploring new opportunities and potentially open to transitioning careers. She can be found on LinkedIn at

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