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Catholic Faith At-home Resources

Since the pandemic has created changes to our routine, events and social opportunities, we hope you will  keep connected with your faith from  the comforts of your home through inspiring Catholic resources offered to you in the links below. 

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletters

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

9/19/2021

Becky Ready - Friday, September 17, 2021

 

 

Novena for St. Thérèse 
Led by Dominican Friars 

Starting SEPTEMBER 22

Join and learn why she is beloved by so many, including:

•    Thérèse’s insights into how the Father loves us with delight 
•    How she was both a little daughter and 
a great mother of souls
•    How she prayed for scandalous sinners with a love far mightier than sin
…and much more!
 

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

9/15/2021

Becky Ready - Friday, September 10, 2021

 

 


SEPTEMBER 15TH - FEAST DAY OF 
OUR LADY OF SORROWS

This title for our Blessed Mother 
focuses on her intense suffering and grief 
during the Passion and death of our Lord.
Traditionally, these sufferings include 
Mary's Seven Dolors (Sorrows) 
as foretold by the Priest Simeon who proclaimed to Mary:
This Child is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, 
a sign that will be opposed
and you yourself shall be pierced with a sword 
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare (Luke 2:34-35).  

The Seven Dolors (Sorrows) are:
1.    The prophecy of Simeon
2.    The Holy Family's flight into Egypt
3.    The loss and finding of the child Jesus in the Temple
4.    Mary meeting Jesus on His way to Calvary
5.    Mary at the foot of the cross as our Lord was crucified
6.    Mary holding Jesus when He was taken down from the cross
7.    Our Lord's burial 

What can we learn from them? How can we grow closer to God through them?

Click below for an explanation of the seven sorrows:
EXPLANATION OF THE SEVEN SORROWS

Click below to watch a video with a novena to our Lady of Sorrows:
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

9/5/2021

Becky Ready - Friday, September 3, 2021

 

 


FEAST DAY OF ST. MOTHER TERESA
SEPTEMBER 5

Learn more about this great saint with a movie about her life 
"Mother Teresa"

In an acclaimed film portrayal, Olivia Hussey
illuminates the life story of this selfless missionary 
who brought hope, love, and salvation to the poorest of the poor. 

From her childhood in Albania in the 1920s to her first calling as a nun, 
the decision to leave her order and live with the poorest of the poor, 
the challenges of founding 
the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity,
and her great work of service in Calcutta and the rest of the world.

Click below to watch the movie on Formed.org:
MOTHER TERESA MOVIE

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

8/29/2021

Becky Ready - Friday, August 27, 2021

 

 

This Sunday's Gospel Reading comes from 
Mark 7:1-23. 

Jesus points out the types of evil that come from within.

“From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, 
unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed,
malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, 
blasphemy, arrogance, folly.
All these evils come from within and they defile.”  

So what’s in your heart? 
When you spend time alone and quietly look at your life, 
what do you see? 
What is it that makes up your interior life?

Reflect, today, upon that which is within.
 Know that any sin in your heart must be 
acknowledged, confessed and purged. 
Only when that is done can you meet God who dwells within. 
Only then can you allow God to transform your exterior
from His presence in your soul.

St. Teresa of Ávila gave beautiful quotes that speak 
of the importance of that which is within. 

“Within you dwells your God.
Enter within, look at Him, talk to Him, 
listen to Him and stay with Him in your heart.” 

“Indeed, we have heaven within ourselves for the Lord of Heaven is there.”
 

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

8/22/2021

Becky Ready - Sunday, August 22, 2021

 

 

What followed Mary's Assumption into heaven?
We celebrate it after we celebrate her Assumption - 

FEAST DAY OF THE 
QUEENSHIP OF MARY
AUGUST 22

Established by Pope Pius XII in 1954, 
Mary's queenship is rooted in Scripture. 

•    At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary's Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever.
•    At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary 
"Mother of my Lord." 

•    As in all the mysteries of Mary's life, 
Mary is closely associated with Jesus -
her queenship is a natural share in Jesus' kingship.
•    In the Old Testament, the king's mother
had great influence in court, especially for the poor and those without power.


What exactly does our Church teach about this?
Quote from Dogmatic Constitution on the Church:

"Let the entire body of the faithful 
pour forth persevering prayer
to the Mother of God and Mother of mankind. 

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