Monday, September 19, 2016

Why to Look Foward to a Peaceful and Cozy Autumn

As the days get shorter and cooler, I along with many people look forward to coziness.  Does that sound silly?  Well, I'm going to tell you why it's not.

The principle of the Incarnation is the relationship between the body and soul, the natural and supernatural, the human and Divine.  It is a beautiful mystery to meditate on because within it lies the secret of happiness.  We spend our whole lives seeking happiness!  Why does the relationship between body and soul hold the key to happiness?  Because God designed our human nature to coexist perfectly with our eternal soul, intellect and will.  And when it does we are happy, recognizing that perfection exists in God and in every good thing that He made.  It is very encouraging even in sufferings when we realize the brilliance of this idea.

Why coziness?  Coziness is a physical sensation of peace.  And peace is the state of soul only attained by those in a state of grace.  Perfect peace is in Heaven.  Do we desire Heaven?  Then why not also desire as much heaven as this earth can offer?

What is coziness?  Well, if you're like me it's a loving family, crackling fire, warm spicy tea, good company and great conversation, reading or knitting.  If you're a little more energetic it might be picnics and hayrides, fine meals and holiday gatherings.  It is a result of the physical comfort and security of order.  An impressive ability of those who have real peace is to maintain and spread calm even when challenged by chaotic and revolutionary people.

I can't think of a better season to create a peaceful ambiance within the soul and the home than autumn!  And what better artist than the Catholic lady?

Are you interested in the idea of an ordered, Christian society?  You need this book!
Do you look forward to a peaceful and cozy autumn?? 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's Football Season and There's a Problem

It's football season and go Steelers of course, but there's a much bigger issue that many people are ignoring.  Some players like Colin Kaepernick are refusing to stand for the national anthem.  Don't these football players realize it is the freedom of the United States of America (free because of Christian principles) that gives them the chance to play at all?? This issue is really frustrating me. Those who do not stand and salute the flag should be suspended and thrown out of the stadium!  Read the article above.

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 a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at:  Thank you!

Thanks to some beautiful submissions from Theresa and Lisa, I have not posted pictures of A Weekend In Feminine Dress for awhile which means today I have two outfits to show you!  We have been so busy around here; the time really does seem to fly.  I am so ready for fall fashion but it's still 80's here so trying to wait...  Let me know if you all have any ideas for transitioning into fall when it's still warm fashion wise.

Sweater- Goodwill (NWT $80 from Ann Taylor)
Blouse- Consignment I think?
Skirt- From a friend, Valleri
Bow Shoes- Goodwill

Sweater- Consignment
Skirt- Valleri (George brand)
Shoes- Second hand (Etienne Aigner)


Monday, September 12, 2016

We Must Love the Church

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

I am a Roman Catholic.  I love the Church.

Devotion to the Church is more important than ever today in order to counter many errors, but perhaps especially the extremes of revolt and of moral relativism.

A rebellious spirit is very harmful to the Catholic Lady and is an attitude often encouraged by cynicism and excessive, displaced armchair philosophy.  Those radical groups who fringe the Church and justify their existence based on the hopelessness of the Church itself are intolerable and dangerous.  It is they who cultivate revolt and pride against God Himself and take upon themselves the judgement of the world.  Yet we are all nothing but the most fragile creature in the hands of the Almighty Creator!

Moral relativism is the opposite extreme within the Church and this error leads right out the door to heresy.  Moral relativists deny Truth and doctrine, then are hopelessly lost without absolutes.  It is reason and logic that bring us to God and we need objectivity so that we can know, love and serve Him in a concrete way.  God wrote the natural law on each of our hearts and made our human nature to seek after Him.  It is the greatest philosophers who have been led to the Church through human reasoning, which always lets in torrents of grace.

The Church is the rock in a valley of confusion and tears.  The Church has authority, infallibility and indefectibility and we have the assurance that "The gates of hell shall not prevail against Her" (Matt. 16:18).  How can we ask for more?  How can we not feel tremendous love in return for the love the omnipresent God has shown us by establishing such a shining beacon in His Church?  And who are we to either question His authority or deny His Truths?


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weekend In Feminine Dress: More from Theresa and Lisa!

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at:  Thank you!

I hope everyone had a relaxing labor day weekend.  This is our official first week of school!  We are homeschooling Thomas (5) this year for Kindergarten and so far so good.  So needless to say, we've been busy.

Anyway, thanks again to Theresa and Lisa we have some beautiful pictures for Weekend In Feminine Dress!  Their outfits are so creative and feminine and I am very happy to share them below with Theresa's message.

"Here's a couple more pictures if you'd like to use them.  Lisa and I like to color coordinate sometimes, but it was not planned today, it just happened! :)  Our outfits are once again mostly from second hand stores.  The items that are not, are as follows:
My fascinator - Ross
My sandals - DSW
Lisa's necklace - Walmart
Lisa's sandals - Fred Meyer
God bless, Theresa"

Thank you again, ladies!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Here is a message and picture I received for A Weekend In Feminine Dress from Theresa, a faithful reader of The Catholic Lady Blog.  Thanks so much Theresa and Lisa for sharing.  You are beautiful examples of femininity, modesty and elegance.

"Here's a picture of what my sister Lisa and I wore for Mass on Sunday.  I think just about everything came from St. Vincent de Paul second hand stores, except for my cardigan which came from Walmart (definitely a surprise find), and Lisa's blouse, which came from Fred Meyer.  God bless, Theresa"

Thank you!!

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