Meg Matenaer shares a favorite post from the CatholicMom.com archives that details The Beads of the Child Jesus, a chaplet to which Our Lord attached graces of purity of heart and innocence, a powerful prayer we can offer on behalf of all the children we know.
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Meg Matenaer is surprised by St. Zelie Martin’s simple but counter-cultural parenting advice for how to help a child overcome a bad mood in “A Call to a Deeper Love.”
Meg Matenaer reviews Jeff Cavins’s new book When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding, a practical guide that helps us both understand the great value of our suffering and how we can unite our suffering to Christ’s by living our pain with great charity.
It’s one thing to suffer for the sake of Christ, but would we have the courage to allow our children to suffer for Him, as well? Meg Matenaer looks at the two St. Felicitys from the early Church and what their lives tell us about being a heroic Christian parent.
Couldn’t we all be saints if we had the same kind of help that St. Zelie Martin had: nurses, maids, boarding schools, etc.? Meg Matenaer reflects on the hidden pains and tragedy that the Martins faced in 19th century France despite all of their “help” as explained in A Call to a Deeper Love.
Meg Matenaer observes that with Valentine’s Day around the corner, “Shakespeare on Love” by Joseph Pearce serves as a great reminder of what love truly is and offers a sure guide in reading Shakespeare, a must-read, especially if you have a teenager in the house.
Meg Matenaer reviews Drinking with the Saints by Michael Foley, a smart, fun, and well-written book that will introduce you to new spirits, those for the table and those to whom we can pray!
January is National Get Organized Month. How will you celebrate? Meg Matenaer, a truly messy person, humbly offers a few ideas for home organization that has worked in her home.