Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ “Having a home altar is a beautiful way to center your home on God and highlight the importance of prayer in your daily life… It is a constant reminder of God. Having an area devoted to displaying religious art and honoring God cannot help but lift your mind to Him every time you see it...
“It is a reminder that your home is a domestic church. As Catholics, our homes are meant to be like little churches, little centers of God’s Presence and of prayer and service to Him. Having an altar in your home is a reminder that Sunday Mass should carry through every day of your week. It is a center of liturgical living. Just as the colors and decoration of the church varies throughout the year, we too can share in that in our own home altars, using liturgical colors in the cloths, the candles, the art, etc.” — Maya
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+ How to become a saint in 2023: “”All we have to do is just be faithful to our state in life… ” — Dr. Mike Scherschligt
+ “I 100% get the allure of lengthening the Christmas season, but what do we miss out on if we do? An opportunity for hope, for holy longing, for eager expectation. An opportunity to live the life we have right now. There is so much wisdom in the Church’s way of orienting time: we prepare and repent (Advent and Lent), we feast and celebrate (Christmas and Easter), and we live the ordinary moments in between (Ordinary Time). No time is rushed. No time is forgotten. No time is wasted. For everything there is a season. I’m convinced there’s something for us in November.” — Little Way Chapel
+ “Whether we are discerning, worrying, or heartbroken… Mary is the best empathetic listener to our sorrows. She can comfort her children in ways only a mother can. And in her motherly way, she lovingly shares her wisdom with us and helps us to take the next step out of our uncertainty and worry into trust: fiat.” — Allison Barrick
+ “Marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus 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.” — St. Josemaria Escrivá
+ “Lessons learned that have kept our marriage strong over the last 15 years” : View your accomplishments as both of your accomplishments. Who did what is less important than what you accomplish together. Support one another in pursuing hobbies. Start by assuming the best. Make new traditions together. Never stop dating each other. (Nights in are just as fun as a night out). Pray together as a couple every night. Don’t make big or medium decisions without checking with the other person. Acknowledge and say “thank you” for all the little things that really add up.”
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