"Being able to recognize the history and the role women have played is something which must be focused-on and highlighted. Being able to point to heroines, both fictional and real, makes our examination much easier, as they show us a model of womanhood which we do not see typically emulated in our secular society today. Growing in justice, prudence, fortitude, and temperance can serve to strengthen each of us, if we can stay true to who God made us to be. And, through it all, we can begin to reclaim the "genius of women" from the detractors in the larger society around us." In today's post, I review the most recent book by Ms. Maria Morera Johnson, Super Girls and Halos. Please read more on how this book highlights some fantastic women - both fictional and saintly counterparts - and the lessons they hold for womanhood today.
Do you know the Apostles’ Creed? Do you routinely recite it? Have you ever stopped to consider the words – especially the part about the “resurrection of the body, and life everlasting”? Mary provides us with the shining example of that belief, put to fruition, through the dogma of her Assumption into Heaven upon her earthly death. Read more for a full explanation of why I think all Christians should believe this tenet of the Catholic Faith!
"The goal should not be to take the responsibility of fatherhood away from men, but instead, foster, nurture, and encourage the role from the beginning – ensuring boys know their worth and importance in society, just as much as we do girls!" My Sunday Best tackles the roles men should be encouraged to play in our society - as physical AND spiritual fathers!
Seen through the view of a child who is a victim of abuse and neglect, the "Anne with an E" series on Netflix provides us with a more well-rounded view of who Anne Shirley was... and, how she can be found in so many children today, if we are able to be their "Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert's." Read more for an insight into why I think all adults should view this series!
Are you familiar with Our Lady of Sorrows? If not, I think everyone should be - especially mothers! Our Lady of Sorrows is a devotion to the seven sorrows of Jesus' mom, Mary. During her life, she experienced seven instances of intense sorrow: the prophesy of Simeon, the escape and flight into Egypt, the loss of the … Continue reading A Faith Example in the Midst of Grief