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"Old people in the Black community taught us that we should serve the Lord until we die.”—We Are Beloved: 30 Days with Thea Bowman This Black History Month, we thank God as we celebrate the devotion and spiritual example of our Black brothers and sisters throughout history! #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2023 #catholic
Happy #NationalMarriageWeek ! 🤍 “The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God.” —St. Josemaría Escrivá
🙏Why should your family pray together? Find out from the simple Irish priest who traveled the globe urging millions to pray together, by seeing “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton.” 👉 www.praythefilm.com/shop?utm_content=buffer84ad6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Venerable Patrick Peyton said, “The family that prays together stays together.” He calls you to deepen your prayer life.
"The kids in their costumes, holding a flashlight to make their way, illuminate the night, saying we are not afraid of the darkness. This is All Hallows' Eve; tomorrow is All Saints' Day, which is exactly where we are headed!"—Called by Name Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃🔦
"May you be rooted and ground in enduring love. May you trust this essential core of goodness within you. May you choose to be nurtured through times of stillness. May you discover inner peace to carry you through travails. Amen." In Return to the Root, Joyce Rupp shares wisdom and meditations based on her popular newsletters all in one place to guide those overwhelmed by busyness and help them find peace in the Lord and a feeling of solid ground. Order today!
To celebrate #InternationalPodcastDay, we want to highlight the amazing work that Katie Prejean McGrady does for #AveExplores and that Chenele Shaw does for #AveSpotlight. We love listening to the conversations they have on these podcasts and we appreciate all the guests who share their wisdom with us. Find either show wherever you listen to podcasts.
The humble peace and simplicity of the monastery and of Quenon's daily life are beautifully portrayed in this memoir. Whether it be through the daily routine of the monastery, his love of the outdoors no matter the season, or his lively and interesting conversations with visitors (reciting Emily Dickinson with Pico Iyer, discussing Merton and poetry with Czeslaw Milosz), Quenon's gentle musings display his love for the beauty in his vocation and the people he’s encountered along the way.
Celebrate National Best Friend Day! Making friends is hard. Making time for the friends you already have can be even harder. Learn how you can strengthen your friendships or build new ones in this book from bestselling authors, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet! www.avemariapress.com
An interesting Catholic take on "minimalism": "This minimalism thing wasn’t so bad after all. In fact, it was just like being afraid to let go of sin, for fear of “losing” something needed, all the while losing freedom. I was breaking the cycle! I had finally discovered why less is more, and as I purged, I found significant freedom from the trappings of a consumerist culture." The Rules of the Minimalist: 1. Do your spring cleaning at least once a season, when rotating clothes. 2. The St. Vince