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Here are this week’s must-reads:

+ “If Jesus is Hope, Mary is the Mother of Hope. If Jesus is Peace, Mary is the Mother of Peace…” — St. John Paul II

+ Here’s a recipe we’ve been really enjoying lately: Sheet Pan Spicy Sesame Beef and Broccoli (though I’ve just used ground beef instead of steak). I love the cucumber salad as a topping for it.

+ Here are a few pieces I shared in this week’s Catholic Wife, Catholic Life Collection, which you can sign up for here. When you sign up, you’ll get immediate access to this week’s Collection as well as all the Collections that have gone out this month. Sign up here. 🙂 

Note: Once July begins this weekend, these Collections from June will no longer be available, and you would only begin to receive what is shared in July. So if there was anything featured in this month’s Collection that you were interested in, sign up here to access it before July.

+ “Beauty is transcendent. It is our most immediate experience of the eternal… Sometimes the beauty is so deep it pierces us with longing. For what? For life as it was meant to be. Beauty reminds us of an Eden we have never known, but somehow our hearts were created for…” — Stasi Eldredge

+ “Continual and unrelenting hardship brings us to the end of ourselves and then on to somewhere else. And that somewhere is the mystery of love. That’s what He wanted me to know from a cellular level of suffering: Love never leaves.” — Nell O’Leary

+ “If something is the Will of the Father, He will provide us with everything we need to accomplish it, even if we feel we have nothing to give.” — Intentional Disciples

+ “This week as we make our plans, and reality remakes them, let us trust in God’s providence, his ability to write straight with crooked lines, and his profound love for each of us. Jesus, help me to lean not on my own understanding!
Jesus, help me to trust you in all things!” – Friars of the Renewal

+ “I wish we remembered that holiness is about saying yes to God, and since we are all unique and unrepeatable, all of our yeses will look different.” — Emily Frase

+ “There is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.” — St. Josemaria Escriva

+ “Six good ways to divorce-proof your marriage: 1) Take divorce off the table. 2) Lower your expectations. 3) Lose the concept of equality. 4) Learn each other’s love language. 5) Never stop dating. 6) Don’t let resentment settle in.” — Suzanne V.

+ “A liturgical lifestyle is about giving God praise… Liturgical living is also an affirmation of life as a gift from God… By celebrating the seasons and the Church year we say thank you to God for all that He has made and given us that is inherently good… There is a phrase from Fulton Sheen that comes to mind here, “life is worth living!” Not just waking up and trudging through life living, but living! Taking advantage of every present moment to rejoice. You and I were made for rejoicing. This is why we should all live liturgically, and this is why I often say that it doesn’t so much matter which feast day you personally want to celebrate or how you go about doing it, as long as you do it with LOVE.” — Steffani Aquila

+ “As a convert I appreciate that there is always more to learn about the faith and our journey on it. For example, the word “feast” seems like an odd choice when paired with a person who has died, given the modern definition. But the root word of feast, or fiesta means festus “festive, joyful, merry,” related to feriae “holiday”. When considered a religious celebration it makes sense that it would mark a break in fasting. And how joyous that we get to remember a life well lived!” — Telos Art

Here’s what’s featured in this week’s 
Catholic Wife, Catholic Life Collection,
which you can still access if you sign up today! 🌷

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