In today’s collection, Michael Pakaluk recounts a harrowing story of his life being saved as a young atheist and connects that memory beautifully to salvation and thanksgiving. Also, psychologists are weighing in on what kids should be doing this summer, and it might surprise you. Plus, a three day pilgrimage in France, some fun summer recipes, and a round up of lovely curved sofas. And more!
It’s Father’s Day this weekend and we have several father-related links: why we call God “Father”, a great podcast about fortitude and fatherhood, and a piece celebrating newly ordained shepherds. Plus, a lovely reflection on the women who followed Jesus, how to hire an interior designer, and a former slave advances to sainthood. Enjoy!
Have you ever been invited to a white-tie wedding or event? In today’s collection, we link to a fun piece decoding dress codes and providing dress selection ideas. Also, St. Augustine’s advice for the more absent-minded among us. Plus, a powerful podcast interview with a mom who has been through the depths of life and is here to inspire, some Whole Food hacks, and Dante’s roadmap to paradise. And more!
What is the nature of the Church founded by Christ? In today’s collection, we link to a thorough piece on why that Church is not merely an invisible one. Also, an interesting look at the economy of ‘maker culture’. Plus, the best summer beers, some make-ahead breakfast ideas, and the connection between distraction and self-denial.
In today’s collection, Jim Caviezel speaks movingly and personally about how Mary continues to lead him to Christ. We also are linking to a couple of pieces about monastic life: one featuring Cistercians in Wisconsin drawing in more and more young women. Another, on what the domestic church can learn from monastic life. Plus, why work is crucial for kids, some fun summer wardrobe staples, and how to make buttery croissants. Enjoy!
In today’s collection, some lovely thoughts on being told, “You’ve got your hands full.” Also today, we are linking to a profound piece on what Marian devotion means for men. Plus, 10 Catholic novel beach-reads, a sumptuous dessert from Great British Bake-Off, and a master class on evangelization from St. Paul. Enjoy!
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By Noelle Mering
“We loved the idea of raising our family on a farm with so much room for our children to play, learn, and grow,” says wife and mother Katherine Ocello who lives on a farm in a small New Jersey town. “We lived our first year of marriage just outside New York City and we really felt called back home to a simpler and slower way of life.”
By Noelle Mering
“It’s been over a year since we moved our family from a quaint little home on the outskirts of town to a larger mid-century home near the city’s center. How lovely it has been to gradually fill each corner with beauty and intention, though we still have many untouched plans.”