We all know friendship is vital. In our collection today, we take a deeper look at why and how it can transform us. Also, an important reminder on what the spiritual works of mercy are and how to practice them. Plus, a best-selling author becomes Catholic, a little-known trick to making pasta, and how praying less can make us more dependent on social media. We are heading into a much needed summer hiatus, and will be back on September 3rd!
Happy Feast of the Assumption! Today is a Holy Day of Obligation. In our collection we have a great piece about how Our Lady is the antidote to so many societal ills. Also, we have a very relatable article about feeling unseen, and how to manage the feeling. Plus, a blueberry-orange bundt cake, the fascinating story of the friar who save Christendom from Islam (and gave us cappuccino!), and a round up of chic backpacks for grownups or teens. Enjoy!
Today, we have a bounty of helpful links for the men in our lives (and we ladies enjoyed reading them, too!) We have one link about how to emasculate proof a man, another on how caring actually positively changes a man’s brain. Plus on the very practical side: some excellent podcasts for men, and a new Catholic vocational school teaching the trades. And don’t miss fun link about a recent Twitter battle fought by the wonderful Leah Darrow. And don’t forget, tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Do you daydream about a life without mess or imperfection? In today’s collection, Haley Stewart writes beautifully about her fantasy life and why she is grateful not to have it. Also, a lovely reflection on marriage from the vantage point of a 25th anniversary. Plus, money-saving tips, some delicious recipes using ricotta, and how to maintain your faith while in college. Enjoy!
Dark times can present unfathomable acts of heroism. In today’s collection, read such a story of three nuns in a Russian gulag. Also, how the conversion of philosophers can inspire us to a much-needed elevated level of discussion on difficult topics. Plus, an easy and delicious sheet pan recipe, some exciting backsplash options, and what each of us can do to change a broken world. And more!
Happy feast of St. Edith Stein! In today’s collection, we have an interview with Mary Ann Glendon about her new political post. Also, imagine if journalists offered balanced reporting about abortion? One seasoned reporter gives plenty of reasons why the pro-life position needs to be taken seriously. And meet the family who has made papal garments for centuries, discover 10 low-carb cassaroles, and get a great view into monastic beer. And more!
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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.”