Book Review: The Virtues for Catholic Youth

Well, Catholic Sprouts seems to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! They’ve been creating wonderful resources for years and it sounds like they’re on the verge of something extra exciting with their big Innovation Challenge win and partnership with Our Sunday Visitor for the Domestic Church Project.

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Review: Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life

Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life
by Christina Semmens

English and Spanish translation in one book!

This book is a treasure! It’s just the book I was looking for as I pursue a deeper spiritual life, a closer relationship with Jesus, more heartfelt personal prayer and a stronger commitment to surrender to Jesus, placing my trust in Him.

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Next Phase Parenting: Gen Z

Somewhere along the lines, we seem to have entered a new phase of parenting. Our adult to kid ratio has changed abruptly from 2:5 to 5:2 and the dynamics of this change have become more pronounced during this unexpected extended time under one roof.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: HOLY WEEK

April 5-11

Quick Bio: St. Rita knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nun, but out of obedience to her parents, she accepted an arranged marriage at the age of 12.

St. Rita’s husband was unfaithful, abusive and domineering. During their 18 years of marriage, St. Rita prayed fervently for her husband and he experienced a conversion. Due to the rivalry between some aristocratic families, St. Rita’s husband was murdered, his mutilated body dumped on the family’s doorstep. Their enraged teenaged sons vowed a vendetta.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week FIVE

March 22-28

Quick Bio: St. Teresa was born in 1910. She received first calling in 1928, and second calling in 1946 (a call within a call). She founded the order of The Missionaries of Charity in 1948. She received the message from God “I thirst”. St. Teresa spent her life serving the dying and the poor, taking to heart “whatsoever you did to the least of my brothers you did to me” Mt 25:25-40.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week THREE

Week TWO: March 8-14

Quick Bio: St.Thérèse was born in 1873 and “from the age of three, …began to refuse nothing of what God asked of [her]”. Her mother passed away when St. Therese was only four years old. St.Thérèse entered the convent at the age of fifteen (requesting permission from the Pope). Four of her sisters also became nuns. St.Thérèse died at the age of  twenty four.

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Lent Saints & Virtue: Week TWO

Week TWO: March 1-7

Quick Bio: St. Josephine was branded by slave owners with 114 scars on her body. She forgave the slave traders who kidnapped her and those who tortured her saying: “I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and religious today. The Lord has loved me so much. We must love everyone.”

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Lent Saints & Virtue: Week ONE

Quick Bio: St. Gemma lost her mother when she was eight years old. She looked after her own siblings and eventually became a nanny for two other families.
St. Gemma’s brother died when she was 16 years old and her father died just three years later, when she was 19 years old.

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Magnify: Pursuing Virtue as a Feminine Genius: Book Review

Magnify 90 is a program that taps into this awesome book of daily devotions while challenging women to give up various attachments for a period of 90 days. The idea is that by living a simpler life with fewer distractions, we may delve deeper into our spiritual life with Scripture and Catholic Spiritual Reading, practicing the virtues we’re learning about and pursuing deeper prayer in our personal relationship with Jesus.

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How Instagram helps me Prayer Journal

First of all, I apologize if I have included any of your original artwork in my photo collages. I have only included Instagram post screenshots that I absolutely LOVE and I hope that you will consider posting your Instagram handle in the comments, so that others will follow you as well. Be assured that I would never use anyone else’s original artwork in any products to be sold.

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