A few quotes from Father Lasance and then….A Giveaway!
My Prayer-Book (Happiness in Goodness)
Be Affable Always
There are some who are affable and gracious to everyone as long as things go according to their wishes; but if they meet with a contradiction, if an accident, a reproach or even less should trouble the serenity of their soul, all around them must suffer the consequences. They grow dark and cross; very far from keeping up the conversation by their good humor, they answer only monosyllables to those who speak to them. Is this conduct reasonable? Is it Christian?
It is to be regretted that so many people who are very pious are very censorious in their comments upon their neighbors. Piety ought to find expression in kindness to our neighbors as well as in devotion to God. We should remember that the Christ who we serve was kind.
It is faith in something, and enthusiasm for something, that makes a life worth looking at. – Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Keep a hobby and ride it with enthusiasm. It will keep you out of mischief, to say the least; it will keep you cheerful. Here as in all things you can apply the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.
Home is the place where a man should appear at his best. He who is bearish at home and polite only abroad is no true gentleman; indeed, he who can not be considerate to those of his own household will never really be courteous to strangers. There is no better training for healthy and pleasant intercourse with the outer world than a bright and cheerful demeanor at home. It is in a man’s home that his real character is seen; as he appears there, so he is really elsewhere, however skillfully he may for the time conceal his true nature.
Promote Happiness in Your Homes
It would do much in the home if all the members of the family were to be as kind and courteous to one another as they are to guests. The visitor receives bright smiles, pleasant words, constant attention, and the fruits of efforts to please. But the home folks are often cross, rude, selfish, and faultfinding toward one another. Are not our own as worthy of our love and care as is the stranger temporarily within our gates?
A Sunshiny Disposition
There is a charm which compensates so much for the lack of good looks that they are never missed, and when combined with good looks it doubly enhances them. The name of this charm is a sunshiny disposition. If things go wrong, as they will go once in a while, does it mend matters to cry over them? Sensible women will say “No,” the women who do not know how to control themselves will say: “Yes, it does me good to cry; I feel better after it.”
There are times when tears must come, but these are beautiful, holy tears. Quite the contrary are the tears shed over selfish, petty annoyances “to relieve nerves.” The grandest quality of the human mind is self-control.
Father Lasance says:
Today, I’d like to offer you a Fall Giveaway!!
The winner will receive this lovely, Vintaj wire-wrapped Blessed Mother Necklace! Get it blessed and you can wear it as a Sacramental. Included is the Finer Femininity True Womanhood Maglet!
Just leave a comment here, and your name will be added! It is always great to hear from you. 🙂
I will announce the winner next Monday, September 28th!
“Holiness means happiness. Holy people are happy people at peace with God, with others, and with themselves.
There is only one requirement. You must do God’s will. This embraces various obligations and gives you corresponding rights and privileges.
This is the lesson of the Holy Family. The will of God must count for everything in our daily lives. Prosaic deeds done for God can lead to spectacular holiness.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were human, intensely human in the best sense of the word. They show us how our lives, too, should be human–truly warm and Godlike.”
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Thank you for all the inspiration, quotes and prayers you put in your posts. It is a blessing.
I am a newlywed wife and have been reading all of your maglets for some time now! Your website is such an inspiration to me and so encouraging as a young Catholic wife and mother to a little one in eternity. I come to this site often for encouragement in my daily walk with Jesus and Mary—it is so comforting to know that others love Our Catholic Faith, too! Thanks so much for your encouragement to Catholic ladies of all ages! Also, it is so refreshing and lovely to have encouragement on femininity and godliness! Thank you! It is so needed in our world today. God Bless you!
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Larisa Keilich Cox said:
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Katie O said:
Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
Just discovered your site and I am enjoying it so much! Thank you and God bless you!
Thank you for your ministry and the chance to win
I love Fr. Lasance’s prayer book, thank you for such a wonderful collection of his quotes! All your posts are so inspiring.
Isabella Pineda said:
Your website is a daily source of encouragement to me. Thank you so much, Mrs. VanderPutten!
Theresa Byrne said:
This post was a good reminder. We so much set the tone of our homes by our attitudes and charity. It’s always good for me to refocus and be reminded of this. Thanks, Mom!
Eugenia Doucette said:
Beautiful necklace made by beautiful ladies! God bless you for your inspiring posts.Fory generation much was lost as far as the feminine arts. So most of us are learning… Thank you!
Anne Marie said:
Thank you for the giveaway.
maria decker said:
I love reading your blog. Gives me the strength to keep going with my teenagers.
This read was full of uplifting, good little reminders! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! That is my favorite image of our lady💜
Anne Asher said:
Joan Armenta said:
So beautiful! I love reading everything you write!
Angela ladner said:
would be amazing to win..just recently had my second girl 🙂
Thank you for your ever inspiring website and books. May God bless you and your family
I enjoy the sweet old-fashioned pictures, stories, and words of inspiration in your posts! Thank you for offering this lovely giveaway! 🙂
MaryVu Order Franciscan Secular said:
I love this website, thank you for so many Catholic resources, and for being an inspiration to live a happy holy Catholic life.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!
Diane VanderPutten said:
Please sign me up for your giveaway.
Lauren E Frank said:
God Bless you for this content. Thank you.
Jenny Padilla said:
This resonated with me. I need to work on my sunny disposition. It is… Somewhat… Lacking and this is perfect for me. Thank you!
Thank you so very much for offering this generous giveaway! I love that beautiful image in the necklace of Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord, and the maglet sounds lovely! 🙂 Also, your post was a nice reminder that I need to reread a couple of Fr. Lasance’s books soon… May God bless you.
Thank you very much Leane. May the Blessed Virgin Mary reward you😊
Your blog is always such a great encouragement and inspiration to me. Thank you!
What a timely reminder! Thank you so much for your posts! Thank you for your generous giveaways too!
Rebecca fox said:
I really enjoy your posts….there are times they are greatly needed. Such Inspiration
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Mary Alice said:
I enjoy reading your wholesome, Catholic post; greatly needed in this modern world!
I am a recent subscriber to your posts, but from the first one I have ever received right down to the last I am inspired by every post I have read. They always point something out to me–something that helps me to be a better person. Reading your posts is like taking in a breath of fresh air. It’s so wonderful being able to hear from other Catholics that are also living their faith. Although we live so far apart, I feel like, through our faith, we are so close together. The Catholic Church is really the only place where you can truly feel that sense of being connected with others.
Thank you so much for all you do!
Oremus pro invicem! 🙏