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Monday, February 16, 2015

On the Nobility of the Catholic Lady

Nobility sets an example in good manners, behavior and appearance.  Perhaps contrary to popular thought, these qualities are far more important than material wealth or social status.

Nobility in name and title exists still in many countries, remnants of the age of Catholic gentility.  But even in modern day America we see elites both good and bad who rise to the surface in every circle of life.  Good elites provide the great benefits of natural structure, good example and true charity.
The charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Maybe you think of nobility as being far removed from the housewife's situation and the present day.  If so, you are wrong.  Every child of God is called to be noble.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to become worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women."

Nobility challenges society to reach supernatural heights of virtue and excellence.  Noble is the soul of any true Catholic lady who stands up to influence the timeless goals of Christian civilization.

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