Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ We have a few more weeks of Ordinary Time before Lent begins, and it reminds me of this quote from Dr. Scott Hahn: “The vast majority of salvation history is lived in the humdrum, the mundane.” Ordinary Time matters. The little, everyday, ordinary things we do during Ordinary Time makes a difference. 💙 — read here
+ “If we are faithfully following Christ by seeking to glorify Him and love our neighbor, we don’t have to worry about missing our calling.” — Journey Women
+ “Every act of trust you make, seen or unseen, strengthens you.” — Joyous Dwelling
LAST CHANCE: Tomorrow is the last chance that you can sign up and access all 5 January Collections. Sign up here! 🙂 I always look for items to complement the upcoming feast days & liturgical seasons. And in case you missed it, check out the collages for: A Catholic Kitchen, A Prayer Space At Home, and A Catholic Living and Dining Room. Here’s a look at what’s included in this week’s Collection...
+ “Do not imagine that love can be found without suffering, for we carry with us our human nature; and yet, what a source of merit it is!” – St. Therese of Lisieux
+ “‘Remain in Me.’ It is the Word of God who gives this order, expresses this wish. Remain in Me, not for a few moments, a few hours, but “remain.” — St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
+ “The holy moment is the present moment. Let your heart be open to a holy moment because God is active and that moment is His. You are His and you are with him.” — Fr. Mike Schmitz
+ “Marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament… Those who are called to marriage, with the grace of God, will find within their state everything they need to be holy.” — St. Josemaria Escriva
+ “During Lent, there is one spiritual activity that I look forward to most. Before Lent starts (though it’s never too late to begin), I get out my calendar and I write the name of one family member, friend, coworker, neighbor, acquaintance, or someone in need of my prayers on one of the 40 days of Lent. When that day arrives, I offer my prayers and petitions, frustrations, joys, and sufferings for the person’s intentions. This practice is truly transformative. First, it encourages me to take the Lenten pillar of prayer even more seriously, focusing on how my prayer not only impacts my own spiritual life, but impacts the Body of Christ. I feel like my intentional prayers each day help carry the cross of some other person in my life…” — Katie Warner
Here’s a look at some items featured in this week’s Collection, which you can still access if you sign up here. .