Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ “If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: “Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.” — Mother Teresa
+ “We believe that God gives sufficient grace. That means right now, God is looking at you with love. He wants the best for you and He gives a thing called sufficient grace — which means you have enough grace, enough help, in this moment to take the next right step towards God.” — CTM Catholic
LAST CHANCE! I shared a list of all the Best Sellers of the Year in Catholic Home Decor & Jewelry in The Collection and tomorrow is the last day you can sign up for it. Sign up for it here! You can preview what’s included in it here.
+ “Christmas isn’t just a 1-day thing — it’s a season that lasts until Epiphany. The feast continues. In a world of rapidly changing trends, we move on too fast to the next thing.” — Rich Villodas
+ “For every believer, and especially for Christian families, the humble dwelling place in Nazareth is an authentic school of the Gospel. Here we admire, put into practice, the divine plan to make the family an intimate community of life and love; here we learn that every Christian family is called to be a small “domestic church” that must shine with the Gospel virtues. Recollection and prayer, mutual understanding and respect, a spirit of sacrifice, work and solidarity are typical features that make the family of Nazareth a model for every home.” – St. John Paul II
Here’s a look at what’s featured in this week’s Collection, which you can still access if you sign up here. I featured many pieces for yesterday’s Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
+ “When we love Jesus and truly believe He has our best interest in mind and is using everything—every joy and every suffering—for our good, then we can have peace in the storms of life.” — Valentina Imhoff
+ “Most high and glorious God, lighten the darkness — and give me sound faith. Firm hope. And perfect love. Let me, Lord, have the right feelings and knowledge, to carry out the task you have given me.” — Br. Thomas Celano
+ “Today, I want to remind you all, especially those in the thick of struggle, that there is always hope. The storms may rage, but they also pass, leaving behind a sky more beautiful than ever. Hold on to each other, find strength in God and in your love, and never lose sight of the goodness that is coming.” — Mary Lenaburg
+ “I pray you will find the Prince of Peace giving you His peace for your present journey and that He, as the light of the world, will give you the light you need to walk forward with grace in the new year.” — Sally Clarkson
Here’s a look at what’s featured in this week’s Collection. Sign up for it here!