Monday, November 6, 2017

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  Every Monday 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 am back today with some pictures for Weekend In Feminine Dress!  We went away last weekend to the TFP (American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property) National Conference which is the event of the year in our family.  That was amazing, but we also fell a bit behind on school when we returned so have been working hard to catch up.

This week was also busy with All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which I always considered a very beautiful start to the holidays.  This year, the ugliness of Halloween was very apparent to me, probably because I think of the children now and how they are attacked so directly by popular culture with the ugly images and evil symbols.  Next year I am going to do something to directly combat this Satanic celebration as suggested in this article, like sprinkle holy water on the graves and pray for the faithful departed.  Actually, in parts of Europe it is a tradition to take candles and prayers to light the cemeteries and there is also the custom of "soul cakes"when children come begging for cakes and promise to pray for the dead of your family in exchange.  We have not formed a good Halloween tradition yet in our family.  I grew up trick or treating dressed like Saints or attending All Saints Day parties with themed saints games.  But it would be proper I think to commemorate All Hallows Eve with prayers for the dead and save the All Saints festivities for the following day.

I am including a few more pictures of life around here lately so that you can see where we have been for yourself!


Black Sweater- Gabe's
Skirt- Croft & Barrow (old)
Pearls- Gift

These three brothers have so much energy!

I have two more stockings to knit before Christmas.  I never finished Oliver's!

Thomas is reading!  He is learning more every day, it's so much fun.

Becky plays like nothing I have ever seen.  She spends hours quietly playing with little toys.  Here they were waiting in line to get on the train to West Virginia (the best place to go in her mind I guess, haha?).

Oliver is kind of the same, except he's crazy over trains!  I now know all about Thomas the train, something I was never very familiar with, growing up with five sisters!

This was at the playground during the conference last weekend.  It was conveniently right behind our hotel and was a really nice one!

Henry is growing up way too fast.  He is eating baby food and crawling at barely seven months!

Beatrice has way more personality than I would have thought.  She is very strong willed actually so I am second guessing her until now strongly sanguine temperament...hmm.

Here they are all dressed up to go to the store.  They are truly my big helpers since every child provides so much perspective and personality.  We always have something going on!



  1. Thanks for taking the time to update us. You have a very beautiful family. I agree that creating fun alternatives to the secular celebration of Halloween is difficult. Keep me posted on what you come up with. I think bringing candles to a cemetery and saying prayers and sprinkling holy might be a good one to start.

    1. Of course I love sharing about the kids!! But thank you for reading. Yes, I like those traditions too and think it's a great idea to bring them back. We need to pray for the dead both to assist them and remember our own mortality and duty!

  2. Beautiful photos of a beautiful family!

  3. You have a beautiful family, Colette. It's wonderful that you have so much love and energy for your family and home. I've had only 2 children yet (3 & 1) but sometimes I feel that I'm not enough.

    May I have a question? How old are you? I'm near to my 25th birthday and I'm happy to see another young mother. It's a bit frustrating that I'm always much younger than the other mothers with little children.

    1. Thank you for the comment! It is so funny that we have the same name almost! I am 26. I looked at your blog and you have such beautiful embroidery and knitting, that you have done yourself?? Are you in central Europe somewhere? I can't read Hungarian! My great grandparents were Slovak and Polish though.

    2. Thanks for your answer and kind words! Yes it's funny. :) Yes, I'm from Hungary. I was thinking that maybe you have Polish or Irish ancestors. I mean it's my experience that the American Catholic bloggers I'm reading usually have Polish or Irish relatives. :) Have you ever been in central Europe? Yes, I'm blogging about my own works. I can embroidery since my childhood. I learned to crochet when I was pregnant with my first child and to knit when my second baby was a newborn. I'm planning to learn how to sew but I don't have too much time for my hobbies. This is a busy stage of life... I see you can knit. Can you do other needleworks too? :)
      I wish you a nice day. I like your blog, thank you for writing!
      If you don't understand my blog you can check my instagtam and ravelry, I write them with my poor English :)) you can find the links in the headline of my blog.

    3. I have never been to Europe, but maybe some day! I'll definitely look at your pages. I love beautiful needleworknow but I just do basic knitting. I want to get better. Thanks for reading!
      Many blessings to your family,


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