Monday, August 25, 2014

A Weekend In Feminine Dress: Joyce Williams

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress!  This is when I post pictures of myself or another lady wearing a modest, feminine outfit to encourage other women in the apostolate of dress.  If you would like to volunteer your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.
 
I was very pleased to receive this email a couple of days ago from the sweet lady in the photo who wanted to share her experience with us!  She looks lovely!
 
I just started wearing long skirts/dresses, a month ago, but awhile back below the knee skirts/ dresses and got rid of all my jeans and dress pants. I am a girly girl now and I feel more feminine. With the help of some Face Book friends and of course the Grace of God I finally said yes and took the MODESTY CHALLENGE!
Here I am :
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Good Article



Read here:
http://www.tfp.org/tfp-home/catholic-perspective/how-advantageous-is-the-indissolubility-of-marriage.html

The Catholic Lady in Contrast

   
Princess Grace of Monaco with her daughter.                  Insecurity and loneliness lead only to depression.


The Catholic Lady knows the peace that comes with kneeling before the Blessed Virgin altar and the sweet innocence of children who are in a secure Christian family.  She knows the tremendous reassurance of the Easter Day Alleluia and the healing power of the Sacraments.  These things are just examples of the tremendous grace available to the Catholic Lady.

Women who lack this grace are insecure, lonely and often depressed.

What began this great disparity in the things we value as women?  Why is it that Catholic ladies enjoy such comfort while their friends are discussing divorce after being married little over a decade?  Even during times of suffering the variation of happiness between those with principles and those without is shocking.  Of course no one expects to be relieved of suffering entirely; but when we cannot see it's value, how can we be expected to bear it?  Character cannot be built on nothing.

A society without God is becoming a society without purpose.  Maybe there are those traditional values that still hang on; but when people stop to think about it, they realize how little they are willing to do for something they really don't believe in anymore.  People increasingly turn to evil to replace this lack of good.

Who thinks it is time for the Catholic Lady to step in?

What can she do?

Give the world children who have principles that are based on objective truth.  Give society back it's God and thus it's purpose.


What do you think?

Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma: Sign Your e-Protest Against This Public Sacrilege

"After failing at Harvard University, satanists are now planning another "Black Mass," one on city property in the state of Oklahoma.  The event is currently listed on the web site of the Civic Center of Oklahoma City where the sacrilege is slated to take place on Sunday, September 21, at 7:00 PM.

One news item refers to the "Black Mass" in these terms:  “A Religious Black Mass will be conducted as a public event to help educate the public about Religious Satanism.  Enjoy the delights of the Devil.” 

According to reports, registered sex offender Adam Daniels will be leading the anti-Catholic satanic ritual on public property.

Every black mass is a direct, deliberate and sinful act of hatred against God.  Typically, a Consecrated Host is stolen from a Catholic Church and then used to desecrate, mock and insult the Catholic Mass.  The Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ is attacked in a most vile and unspeakable manner.  These insults against God are not only offensive to Christians, but also repulsive to everyone of good will. 

When government buildings open their doors and allow a satanic "Black Mass" that offends God so deeply, it begs the question: Are we still one nation under God?

To invite satan into a community is NO joke.  It’s a terrible sin that brings devils to the earth and provokes God to withdraw His graces and blessings.

To dismiss the satanic "Black Mass" at the Civic Center of Oklahoma City as a mere publicity stunt is to ignore the grave nature of this sin and its consequences.  There is no publicity stunt with Satan.  Satan plays for keeps.  No joke.

God-loving citizens in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas are peacefully yet boldly mobilizing to prevent this direct attack against the Holy Eucharist, which deserves all respect and honor."

Sign your peaceful protest and continue reading here:
http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/get-involved/online-petitions/satanic-black-mass-in-oklahoma-call-in-your-protest-against-this-public-sacrilege.html

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog!  This is when I post pictures of myself or another lady wearing a modest, feminine outfit in order to encourage other women in the apostolate of dress.  If you would like to volunteer and have your photo published here, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com!


I am sorry for skipping last week's photos and publishing these a day late.  Hopefully, this will be rectified in the future!

Anyway, here is what I wore Sunday:

 
 
 

 
 
I'm Wearing:
 
Jacket- Thrift Store
Top- Gabriel Brothers
Skirt- Goodwill
Shoes- Nine West
Jewelry- Gift
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANKS FOR VISITING!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Personality in Flowers



I drove through some local neighborhoods this morning on my way to Mass and noticed the great variety of flowers that decorate people's homes.  There were annuals, perennials, fancy greenery and flowering trees, all in a great variety of color and quantity.  They all said something about the people who lived there.  Even outside the funeral parlor someone had unexpectedly planted a bunch of pink annuals.  I thought how the flowers people choose to decorate their gardens represent- to a greater or lesser degree- their personalities.

What is personality?

A collection of qualities that form someone's character, including religion, ethnicity, nationality, heritage and temperament.

I have a sensitive, sympathetic temperament and have been an analyzer since I was little.  I remembered today how I used to sit in the pew with my family and watch the Mass goers from day to day.  I would make up stories about their lives and imagine all sorts of wonderful and awful things that occurred based on their changing deportment, attire and attitude (and how they struck my fancy).

You might imagine this would make me an ideal writer of a novel, or a hopeless romantic (which I might be at heart).  But I think that such a skill can be used in more relevant and important ways.  Why not analyze things to teach the soul deeper perception?

The Catholic Lady should be someone who sees the evil in tendencies long before they become concrete doctrine.  She should also know the pleasant things that are likely to inspire goodness.  But remember, everything is not black and white!  There are little things to analyze too!  For herself, she should be able to know what colors best complement her complexion or what manner of conversation best suits her situation in life.  As a wife, she should know her husband's preferences and interests in every aspect of life.  As mother of a family, she should be able to know that a certain piece of music, home d├ęcor item or television program is leading her family in the wrong direction.

How?

Did you ever notice how the bountiful, vivid flowers on their porch represent the sanguine family inside?  How his trellises of wild roses inspire heroic dreams for the author?  Those window boxes full of geraniums represent the efficiency and order of your neighbor's German heritage!  That telling English garden, walls and fountain are all too representative of British discipline!  Didn't you know that the bubbly, romantic old widow relies on her Shabby Chic garden with the whimsical knick knacks and black-eyed Susans to keep her going every day?

You see, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to know a little about a person before ever knocking on their door!

Maybe people need to take time to analyze.  Learn to perceive tendencies.  Sometimes, being ourselves takes knowing ourselves first.  What flower is yours?  If you don't know, ask yourself: who are you?  Maybe you need to think about your religion, ethnicity, nationality, heritage and temperament!  Start training today!



What do you think??

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What is a Woman?

"...Such views are shared by few feminists now, but they still have a foothold among some self-described radical feminists, who have found themselves in an acrimonious battle with trans people and their allies. Trans women say that they are women because they feel female—that, as some put it, they have women’s brains in men’s bodies. Radical feminists reject the notion of a “female brain.” They believe that if women think and act differently from men it’s because society forces them to, requiring them to be sexually attractive, nurturing, and deferential. In the words of Lierre Keith, a speaker at Radfems Respond, femininity is “ritualized submission...”

Continue reading here (WARNING for disturbing content):
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/woman-2

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Weekend In Feminine Dress: Wear to a Wedding

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress!  This is when I share photos of an elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of dress!  If you want to send me pictures of your modest, feminine ensemble to share here with other ladies, please do so at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.
 
Many women use weddings as an excuse to scandalously parade the latest fashion trends.  Why not instead promote modesty and elegance with something breathtakingly beautiful???

It is easier said than done, I will admit!  This has been a season of weddings for us and I have made two dresses so far, one worn twice.  Hats are so proper at weddings and speak so clearly of traditional values, an invaluable opportunity for the Catholic Lady in my opinion!


Here is what I wore to my sister's wedding on Saturday:


 
I'm Wearing:
 
Dress- I made, from New Look pattern 6184, some changes (added sleeves)
White Lace Cardigan- I made from Vogue pattern 8885, some changes
Hat- Kmart, years ago
Shoes- Payless, a year ago
Pearls- Gift
 
 
 
 
And here is what I wore to my brother-in-law's wedding:
 
 


 
 
I'm Wearing:
 
Dress- I made from Vogue pattern 8872, some changes (skirt is gathered, neckline is brought up)
Black Lace Bolero- Consignment
Hat- e4hats.com
Shoes- Nine West
Pearls- Gift
 

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