Monday, December 30, 2013

A Weekend In Feminine Dress: 37 Week Update

   A Weekend In Feminine Dress is when I post pictures of myself or a friend wearing a modest, feminine outfit!  This is simply to encourage other women to adopt feminine dress as an apostolate and realize the influence that outward ornamentation has over the soul.
 
   Merry Christmas, dear readers, since it is still Christmas for awhile yet!  Please accept my sincere wishes for season full of Our Lady's choicest blessings!
 
   I apologize for not posting much lately, but perhaps the below picture can help to explain why...  I have enjoyed what seems like a very busy Christmas between attending Mass, giving and receiving gifts, visiting many relatives and friends and trying to keep my children on their regular schedule.
 
 Yes, that is a crib in our living room next to the Christmas tree and a John Deere tractor too:)
 
 
 
Anyway, here is what I wore yesterday.  This beautiful top I bought from Kohls for Christmas and I absolutely love it.  I am wearing a black camisole underneath it to make the neckline a little more comfortable; the ruffles on the top are adorable!  The black and white skirt is my first real maternity skirt (that I did not make) from a very good friend of mine who recently gave me some of her modest maternity clothing.  It is from Motherhood Maternity.


 



 
 
 
 
I'm Wearing:
 
Black Top- Kohl's
Camisole- Walmart
Skirt- Motherhood Maternity
Necklace and Earrings- Kohl's (Christmas gift from my husband!)
Watch and Bracelet- Gifts
Brown Flats- Payless
Scarf- Sister
Jacket- Gabriel Bothers, Merona brand from Target
 

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Weekend In Feminine Dress: With a New Model!

Today I am very excited to introduce you to a new model for A Weekend In Feminine Dress, my sister Cecilia!  Below are some pictures she shared with me last week.  I love her style and think that her outfits are so cute and modest too:
 



 
 
 
Thank you, Cecilia!
 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

More on Cold Weather Dressing

I received this email from a very kind lady in response to my post on cold weather dressing:

"My name is Anne-Julie and I'm writing to you from the province of Quebec, in Canada. My first language being french, please excuse me for the possible mistakes I can do when I write!

I'm a new reader of your blog and I love it! To your request to have pictures of ways to dress feminine, and especially in winter, I decided to send you a picture of me that my husband took last week. I'm wearing a skirt I made from old pairs of jeans from my husband and myself, since I've (finally!) decided to wear only skirts. Underneath I wear a legging and knee socks, and I was fine. The boots are far from being feminine, but they are warm and waterproof. Of course we expect to have a lot more snow, then I won't have the choice to wear ski pants if I don't want my skirt to be wet by the snow when I play with our kids, a boy of four years old and a girl of two and a half."

Here is a photo that she sent me:

 
 
I think that this a wonderful testimony of the possibility of wearing skirts in winter!  What do you think?

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome once again to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog!  You are welcome to become a volunteer by submitting your own photos for publication here to: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please consider it!

For now, here are my pictures of what I wore to Mass yesterday.  I tried to make my outfit look a little like Christmas with a burgundy and gold scarf, although I didn't get a picture of it!  It is becoming a little difficult to come up with decent outfits (let alone Christmassy ones) since I am now 35 weeks pregnant!


 
 
 
I'm Wearing:

Black Top- Goodwill
Grey Skirt- Thrift Store
Black Layering Top- Goodwill
White Cardigan- Fashion Bug on clearance
Pearl Necklace- Target
Bracelet- Gift
Black Flats- Payless
Earrings- Gift, originally from Kohls

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Weight of One Holy Mass

 
Here is a beautiful story:
 
"The following true story was related to Sister  Mary Veronica Murphy by an elderly Nun, who heard it from the lips of the late Reverend Father Stanislaus, SS.CC.
...One day, many years ago, in a little town in Luxembourg, a Captain of
 the Forest Guards was in deep conversation with the butcher, when an elderly woman entered the shop. The butcher broke off the conversation to ask the old woman what she wanted.
 
She had come to beg for a little meat but had no money. The Captain was amused at the conversation which ensued between the poor woman and the butcher.
 "Only a little meat . . ."

 "But how much are you going to give me?"

 "I am sorry I have no money, but I'll hear Mass for you."
 Both the butcher and the Captain were very good men, but very indifferent about religion, so they at once began to scoff at the old woman's answer.

"All right, then," said the butcher. "You go out and hear Mass for me, and when you come back, I'll give you as much meat as the Mass is worth."
 The woman left the shop and returned later. She approached the counter and the butcher seeing her, said, "All right, then, we'll see,"
 He took a slip of paper and wrote on it, "I heard a Mass for you."

He then placed the paper on the scale and a tiney bone on the other side, but the paper was showing as being heavier than the bone... Next he placed a piece of meat instead of the bone, but still the paper proved heavier.

 Both men were beginning to feel ashamed of their mockery but continued their game. A large piece of meat was placed on the scales but still the little piece paper held its own.

The butcher, exasperated, examined the scales, but found they were all right.
"What do you want, my good woman? Must I give you a whole leg of mutton?"
At this, he placed the leg of mutton on the balance, but the paper outweighed the meat. A larger piece of meat was put on, but again the
weight remained on the side of the paper.

This so impressed the butcher that he was converted, and promised to give the woman her daily ration of meat.
 As for the Captain, he left the shop a changed man, an ardent lover
of daily Holy Mass. Two of his sons became Priests, one a Jesuit and the other a Father of the Sacred Heart.
 Father Stanislaus finished by saying,  "I am
the religious of the Sacred Heart, and the Captain was my father."

 From that incident the Captain became a daily Mass goer and his children were trained to follow his example. Later, when his sons became Priests,he advised them to offer Holy Mass well every day and never miss the Sacrifice through any fault of their own.

CREDIDIMUS CARITATIS- Let us never forget the end of our Faith and the Holy Mass: CHARITY in the truth and the truth in charity..."
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A Very Powerful Daily Offering of the Mass Prayer
 
My God, I offer this action of mine, and every action of my whole life, in union with the Precious Blood in all the Masses this hour being offered all over the world, or that will-be offered for all time – to Thine own everlasting praise and glory - to Thine infinite rejoicing and delight.
To the glory of the Sacred Heart and in thanksgiving for all the graces bestowed on the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord Jesus Christ - I offer Thee the Precious Blood O My God!
To the honour of Our Blessed Lady, and in thanksgiving for the graces bestowed on Her, especially in Her Immaculate Conception, Divine Maternity, and Glorious Assumption, I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
In honour of St. Joseph, my Angel Guardian, my Patron Saint and all the Saints, St. Michael, and all the nine choirs of angels - I offer Thee Precious Blood, O my God!
For all interest of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament - I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
For the conversion of sinners, the prevention of sin, help for those in their last or those who die today - I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
For special graces for all whom I love, for friends and relatives, for all who have asked my prayers or whom I have promised to pray for, or who have any claim on my prayers     I offer Thee the Precious blood, O My Cod!
For all whom I have injured or disedified -I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
For the souls in Purgatory, especially my own relatives and friends, all who I have promised to pray for, all whom I have been asked to pray for, or who want my prayers – I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
For my enemies, for all who have unkind hearts for me, I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
For all my intentions and wants, spiritual and temporal-I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!
In atonement for my sins, for the sins of the whole world, for all the wants of Holy Church - I offer Thee the Precious Blood, O My God!

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress!  If you are interested in volunteering some photos of a modest, feminine outfit, please contact me at thecatholiclady@gmail.com
 
 
I am very eager to introduce my new maternity maxi dress from my generous and thoughtful sister who bought this for me over the weekend!  It is so comfortable that I have been wearing it almost since she gave it to me:)  I was just saying how I feel like I am running out of clothes that fit now because I am so huge!
 
 
My husband was working yesterday evening, so I am very sorry about the poor quality of these self portraits taken in the bathroom (which is under construction)!  It is the best I could do.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  
 

 

 
 
I'm Wearing:

Maternity Maxi Dress- Motherhood Maternity
Black Top- Gabriel Brothers
Necklace- LOFT
Bracelet/Watch- Gift
Shoes- Payless

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