Take a few moments to read these quotes to inspire you today!

“As far as possible, be at home with your children. As you nourished your child before he was capable of eating solid food, so in the early formative years, nature has determined that you must nourish your child in virtue.” -Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik, The Catholic Family Handbook


“In all your family needs and problems, confide in the intercession and help of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. They will protect, guard, and keep you in holy fear, in peace, and in the harmony of Christian charity. By conforming yourselves to the divine model of this Holy Family, you will attain eternal happiness. Above all, through their prayers, you and your children will be enabled to honor God by a virtuous life so as to be worthy of a heavenly reward.” – Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik


If you want your husband to trust you with his heart as he once did, it’s important to practice self-control, hold your tongue, and replace criticism with kindness. Listen when he talks and make an effort to show him respect. -Darlene Schacht, The Good Wife’s Guide


“Do we love one another? It’s His love burning in us. Do we try hard? It’s His grace that feeds us. Are we slow to learn? He has infinite patience. Are we loyal; do we protect, defend, calm, and comfort? In His great sacrament of Matrimony, He begins the family by making two into one body, sharing the same flesh: “No man hates his own body.” We need to know the ideal. But we must not be discouraged because we fall short of it. The “ideal family” is not the end of all this living. Its end is union with God. This is the essence of the sanctity of the family. It’s the womb of sanctity. There’s no other beginning for man. He’s always born of a mother and father. And the end for which he’s created is always God. The family produces the man who is made for God. It’s a magnificent thing.” -Mary Reed Newland, How to Raise Good Catholic Children


“Most women I know are busy. There are times when we take on too much. I’ve been there, and I’ll venture to guess that many of you have as well. That’s when it’s time to step back and take an inventory. Sit down and decide what needs to stay and where you need to cut back. Doing this means that we must be willing to make some sacrifices whether personal or financial in order to keep faith and family as our top two priorities, in that order.” Darlene Schacht, The Good Wife’s Guide11935089_437945806407435_1513717735355010112_n*************************************************************



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