July 18, 2018

Living Through Stage IV Brain Cancer in a Loved One

Upon hearing that his stepmother has Stage IV brain cancer, a young man bares his soul out of love for her in a unique and powerful composition.


Dear Kegan. by Kegan Quimby
Greg, Kegan, Alden with Lorraine
         
Click here.  



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July 03, 2018

Abortion & Suicide

How can we be pro-choice in one instance and pro-life in another? Yet, that is what so many are when we look at the issues of abortion and suicide.

We are so adamant about fighting for a person's life when they are battling suicide, i.e., we think their killing is so wrong and should be prevented, yet when it comes to fighting for that same person in-utero, when it is up against abortion by its own pregnant mother, many are adamant about fighting for the person's death.

Life in one instance and death in another is contradictory. We need to continue efforts to overcome the contradiction and be congruent along the entire human development cycle.

And then there is this:  Abortion & Suicide 


Kathy Ireland elegantly and scientifically articulates why she changed her views for the beginning stage of our lives.





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edited - 7/7/18



May 22, 2018

Screening of a New Documentary is Saving Lives "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

"Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

 Coming to Marlborough, MA!  

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May 31, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Solomon Pond Mall 

Regal Cinemas Stadium 15

Please join us for a special screening of this important film followed by an engaging discussion on the topic with an expert panel.

Get Tickets

Suicide: The Ripple Effect takes you on a journey with Kevin Hines [a Catholic] who survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to take his life. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find hope and stay alive.
Watch this Official Trailer! This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive, heal and #BeHereTomorrow!

Baton Rouge World Premier

Hear what the audience had to say about the film and get a recap of the event on 2-23-18. 

The film was released worldwide on March 13th Theatrical on Demand and features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, while shining light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive. 

For more info contact: Kathleen Laplante  at klaplante2@yahoo.com
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Note: This post is a modified version of an announcement compiled by Stephanie Sikes at suicidetherippleeffect.com  Thank you Stephanie.

April 16, 2018

"Suicide: The Ripple Effect" Documentary Screening, May 31, 2018, 7:30p, Marlborough, MA



I continue to take on projects to help raise awareness of the insidious nature of suicide, 
and to help develop life affirming options for people to deal with such unbearable pain. 
A new documentary film, "Suicide: The Ripple Effect," contributes to this.

I am hosting a screening for the film on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30pm at the 
50 tickets need to be reserved by 2pm, Monday, May 21, 2018, for the event to take 
place.

Please go to https://gathr.us/s/23304 to reserve your ticket(s).

If you have questions, contact me, and feel free to forward this to others.

Kathleen Laplante




Help bring "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" to Marlborough, MA on Thursday, May 31!  Reserve your tickets today.


BACKGROUND: In 2015, I finished writing and publishing a book about my father's suicide and the resulting clustering in my family tree. The title is "Unraveling My Father's Suicide" (FB Page  and  website). 

February 24, 2018

Suicide Survival

In 2015, I self-published a book entitled, "Unraveling My Father's Suicide." It is a memoir about my father's suicide and my experience dealing with it. Suicide has since been a ministry of mine. I am no professional on the topic, but I have had a lot to share based on my experience and research. I have several posts in this blog related to the topic. I hope you peruse them.

Recently, I came across a video with Kevin Heins who jumped off the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge - and survived. He was 19 years old. His insight is valuable. The YouTube piece is called, "Suicide - Be Here Tomorrow." I hope you take time to watch it. There are many suggestions to help others facing suicide.


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February 10, 2018

Video of In Utero 11 Week Old Child


Thank you to Lila Rose of Live Action for posting this video in Facebook. A picture says a thousand words.



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October 07, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary - Happy 20th Anniversary to Me!

October 7 is a favorite day of mine. First, it's the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. How awesome, in the true sense of the word, is that?  I love the Rosary and continue to pray it every day.

Second, October 7 is the day I came back into the Catholic Church, at St. Benedict Abbey, Still River, MA, after being lost for many years in the secular world.  The Sisters of Saint Benedict Center, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Still River, MA, were instrumental in my return as well. That was in 1997. Today, October 7, 2017, is 20 years later, representing the 20th anniversary of my return! Yes, I am jumping up and down. God is good.



OTHER TIDBITS ABOUT THE ROSARY

The Rosary May Not Be In The Bible But...


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It is beyond beneficial to pray the Rosary, not only for you, but for all those for whom you lift up in your intentions before using the beads. If you don't know the Rosary yet, here is one source of many to get you started.



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Earlier this year, I went to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the Patroness of the Americas and the Patroness of the Unborn. While at the shrine, I was shown a wonderful Rosary in the store I entered. Each of the Our Fathers is a carved metal rose backed by a depiction of Our Lord's life.  The crucifix is my favorite part. In the center is a little bubble. When you hold it up to the light, right up to your eye, Our Lady of Guadalupe appears! It's beautiful. And it's scented with a magnificent aroma.

Our Lady of Guadalupe appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill.
She gives him roses as proof of her appearance.

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RELATED POSTS

My Conversion Story

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary - Why 19?

Fighting the Good Fight

 A Woman In Support of An All-Male Priesthood (go to the middle of p.32). This was published on a previous anniversary.

Loving Those Rosary Beads

The Rosary Army

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Trip Report


  Pray the Rosary.

In JMJ+,
Kathleen





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