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


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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