Monthly Archives: September 2010

Praying together…..Pope Benedict’s requests

Written on September 30, 2010 at 8:04 am, by

Each month, Our Holy Father asks that we join in praying for his intentions….let us raise our eyes and hearts to heaven as we pray together in the beautiful month of October. Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for October is: “That Catholic universities may more and more be places where, in the light of the ... Read More

Kindness is the summit of fortitude…….an inspiring quote

Written on September 28, 2010 at 8:34 am, by

The quote below, found in ENDOW’s “Discover Your Dignity: Part II” study…..(more on ENDOW’s DYD II here) provides us with a rich invitation to ponder how a strong woman lives out her vocation of love. “The Bible does not praise the weak woman, but the strong one, when it says in the Book of Proverbs ... Read More

How a humble "Thank You" is a true gift of self…….

Written on September 23, 2010 at 7:12 am, by

So, have you ever noticed just how difficult it is at times to receive a compliment? One perspective is put forth on this difficulty by Cheryl Dicklow in an article titled “Just Say Thanks” on CNA’s Catholic Womanhood site. Cheryl speaks about John Paul II’s teaching on feminine genius, the giving nature of women and ... Read More

Blessed John Henry Newman’s love of Our Mother Mary……….

Written on September 21, 2010 at 8:18 am, by

Before praying Wednesday’s midday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the deep and filial devotion held by the newly Blessed John Henry Newman for Our Blessed Mother Mary. Our Pope spoke about how Blessed Cardinal Newman named his fist home in Birmingham “Maryvale” and how he dedicated his Oratory to the Immaculate Conception of the ... Read More

“The Whole Church Is Indebted to Courageous Women"…it is time to become the saint God intends you to be!

Written on September 16, 2010 at 5:39 am, by

It is Saints who change the world! What an example of using God-given feminine genius! Our Holy Father spoke about one of our Church’s most beloved saints, St. Clare of Assisi, in his Wednesday audience. St. Clare was a courageous woman who was rich in faith and capable of giving decisive impetus to the renewal ... Read More

What do women want….for real?

Written on September 14, 2010 at 8:13 am, by

Check out this perspective found in an article from the National Review Online on “The new feminism of life as it is really lived…..” which looks at “the mythological mommy war which pits stay-at-home moms against so called working moms……” read full article here. ... Read More

An invitation for YOU….come and embark…..discover YOUR dignity…

Written on September 12, 2010 at 11:09 am, by

(Kelsey Teran, a 23 year old participant in ENDOW studies in Boulder, CO…and my daughter , was asked to share her thoughts about her participation in ENDOW studies at an upcoming event called “Date with Dignity.” Below are Kelsey’s thoughts…. ) One best comes to know an artist by examining his work. Who is an ... Read More

“Women Make a Special Contribution to Theology………..”

Written on September 9, 2010 at 8:22 am, by

As reported from the Vatican Information Service-Holy See Press Office: VATICAN CITY, 8 SEP 2010 (VIS) – In his general audience, held this morning in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to a subject he began last week, that of St. Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth-century German Benedictine religious “who distinguished ... Read More

Happy Birthday Mother Mary!

Written on September 8, 2010 at 8:48 am, by

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Our life does not exist by accident, it is not an accident. My life is willed by God from eternity. I am loved, I am necessary. God has a plan specifically for me. Eternal love has created me in profundity and awaits me.   Pope ... Read More

Archbishop Charles Chaput calls for resistance to world’s intolerance of Christianity…….

Written on September 7, 2010 at 8:07 am, by

In a recent address given by Archbishop Charles Chaput in Slovakia on Liberty and Mission titled “Living Within the Truth: Religious Liberty and Catholic Mission in the New Order of the World” the Archbishop says “Our societies in the West are Christian by birth, and their survival depends on the endurance of Christian values. Our ... Read More