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Here are this week’s must-reads:

+ A letter from Chiara Petrillo: “The Lord has wanted you from eternity, and He will show you the road to follow if you open your heart. Trust Him. It is worth the while.”⁠

+ Here are a few items featured in this week’s Collection, which you can still access if you sign up here. The exclusive promo codes included this week could save you nearly $70 on items I shared this week. I especially love that Mary garden painting on the right! The painting on the left is the wedding of St. Joseph and Mary.

“I will send down a shower of roses from heaven…” — St. Therese of Lisieux

Sign up for The Collection here. When you sign up, you’ll get immediate access to all four Collections shared this month. They’re only available until the end of the month. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out all the items featured in this week’s Collection. 🙂

+ “How St. Therese begins her autobiography is not the story of a life that’s just a series of moments. It’s the story of God’s work in her soul. It’s the story of God’s mercy in her own life, it’s the story of grace acting in and through her to transform her. She really centers us on what’s important in life, and that’s God’s life within us.” — Formed

+ “Our world makes us think that true “peace” is found relaxing on the beach with a drink and good book in hand. St.Gianna teaches us that peace comes from clinging to Christ on the boat that’s being tossed in the waves. How did she cling? Daily Mass or 15 minutes spent in his presence daily. She prayed the Rosary, she did works of mercy. In a word, she made Christ bigger in her life than any storm. May St.Gianna help us to love Christ more and more and help us to see true peace isn’t the absence of problems, it is the presence of Christ in the storms.” — Sisterhood of the traveling relics

+ “The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and to do which best encourages you to love.” — St. Teresa of Avila

+ “God doesn’t want us to simply believe in Him. He wants us to belong to Him.” — Fr. Mike Schmitz

+ “Trust (in God) is not static, it’s active. Everything about the Word is active. Because God is active…” — Mary & Jerry Lenaburg

+ “A marriage can’t be what God meant it to be without the community of loved ones lifting the couple up in prayer, through practical help, advice, and love… “Marriage is tough. It’s meant to be. True love is hard. It’s sacrificial. But it’s not just the couple. It’s the community, the family, the friends that lift the couple up through the ups and downs and helps it get through them and aids them to live their mission too.” — Katerina, Little Way Design Co.

+ “Sacred art is meant to lead us more deeply into the great mysteries of our faith.” — Jem Sullivan

Here are a few beautiful pieces I shared in this week’s Catholic Wife, Catholic Life Collection, which you can sign up for here. When you sign up, you get immediate access to this week’s Collection as well as last week’s.