Support for Your Domestic Church


Our wonderful contributor Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author of A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers, has a wonderful post online this week at Our Sunday Visitor.  In “What Catholic Families Need to Know about Making Their Homes a Domestic Church“, Donna-Marie shares some of her wonderful expertise on this important topic.  Those of you who haven’t already read The Domestic Church Room by Room might want to make this special book a part of your Lenten reading.

In her OSV article, offers some specific suggestions for families, as well as some lovely prayers to support you in your domestic church.  The include practical and easy “to do” items such as:

Sacred images and sacramentals: A domestic church should be filled with sacred images and sacramentals. Holy pictures and crucifixes should be hung throughout. A holy-water font can be placed by the front door in order to bless oneself with holy water and remind you of your baptism. Holy water should be regularly sprinkled throughout the home.

I know you’ll love this article and that it will definitely support you in making your home more of a domestic church.

Read What Catholic Families Need to Know about Making Their Homes a Domestic Church


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