Sunday Brunch Specials for January 10, 2016: Great Reads from This Week

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Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads.

Saints in 16 Book Club

This week we’re discussing Chapters 1 and 2 from My Badass Book of Saints, by Maria Morera Johnson. Allison Gingras hosts the discussion as we explore the bold and courageous acts of ordinary every life that teach us heroic virtue and leads us closer to sainthood.

Catholic Social Teaching 101 Video Series: Life and Dignity of the Human Person

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching.

In With the Old:  Why I Love Being a Senior (and you will, too)

Through her bifocals, Celeste Behe sees the sunny side of seniorhood. “In With the Old” offers her lighthearted reflections on life at 55+.

Small Success: Hidden Surprises

What small successes are you celebrating this week? Join the fun and get some encouragement, too! Learn why Sherry Antonetti is asking God for surprises this year.

“Are They All Yours?”

Melanie Jean Juneau observes that the very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people.

To All the Pregnant Ladies

Kelly Pease shares a little encouragement and truth for expectant mothers.

Small Business Strategies: Setting Business Goals for the New Year

It’s the start of a new year, and now is a great time to set new goals for your small business. Join Jen Frost from Faith and Fabric as she, along with Aleesa McCarthy, take a look at ways to set goals to make 2016 your most successful year yet!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: A January Companion

It’s that time again when many use an online saint generator to randomly select a saint for the year. Rather than journeying with one saint, Lisa Schmidt is walking with twelve. Think of it as a saint of the month club. Her January saint is Elizabeth Ann Seton – daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend and the first American-born saint.

WIN — WIN!

In this historical time in which we celebrate a Jubilee Year of Mercy, WINE: Women In the New Evangelization is excited to invite you to be part of the first WINE & Shrine Women’s Pilgrimage through Italy!

Waltz With Me Into the New Year

Laura Nelson is tired of resolutions that she has no hope of achieving.  This year, she plans on waltzing her way through the year instead.

Meatless Friday: 3 Simple Soups and Bread

Warm up on a cold winter Friday with one of these three simple soups from our Meatless Friday recipe archives! Add some peppery Asiago Cheese Bread and a salad to round out the meal.

Sweeping the Floor…a Privilege?

Meg shares an important lesson that her four-year-old son taught her just by his surprising approach to a mundane household chore…and it changed her entire day! See how Little Luke’s experience can change your day too!

Prayers, parenthood, and patience?

Ebeth knows that what she pray for is not always in God’s plan and will, so offering up her prayer to her heavenly mother makes sense, letting Mary distribute her prayers to the most needy and for the purpose directly in God’s plan.

Christmas Didn’ts

As the past two weeks tumbled through Sheri Wohlfert’s head, she couldn’t help but think she needed a “do over”…or maybe not. If you’re feeling like Christmas didn’t go quite the way you planned you’ll want to give this a read.

Christmas Cards and Funerals

What in the world do you do with all those Christmas cards after the season winds down? Grace Mazza Urbanski prays with them!

Question of the Week

Our Question of the Week: has anyone experienced a group or movement in the Church that was created for (or adapted to) a highly mobile community like the military?

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Copyright 2016 Barb Szyszkiewicz

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan and freelance writer. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb volunteers at the school library and is a music minister at her parish. She is also an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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