A Book Giveaway!!
Today, I’d like to offer you a Pre-Lenten Giveaway!!
The winner will receive these lovely books to add to your book collection!
You will get…
~Motherhood and Family…Gleaned from the INTEGRITY magazine series in the 1950’s, the 16 chapters of Motherhood and Family can be summarized in the following lines.
Get out of the way while God sanctifies your child through danger and suffering.
Avoid the discouragement of reforming your husband according to your ideas of (feminine) holiness.
Multiply the spiritual goods coming from homebirth and breastfeeding.
Debunk worldly notions of love and romance for your growing girls.
Use the watchwords of common sense and courage to help your family.
Invite poverty to be a necessary part of your Family Rule.
Serve the Church, family, and parish as a single woman.
Understand the similarities between marriage and consecrated religious life which advance holiness.
Prepare for the end of active motherhood and the beginning of a gracious old age.
Motherhood and Family is the book for girls, young ladies, and women of all ages who look to enjoy the privilege of being a woman, or who are prayerfully desiring to discover it or to recover it.
~The Catholic Mother’s Traditional Lenten Journal to help keep you and your family on track this Lent.
Lent is that special season wherein we teach our children the value of sacrifice and of discipline. This journal will lay out some simple activities in which your children will be doing their sacrifices and will have a tangible means of “counting” them for Jesus. You, Mom, will have a place to put a check mark if that the activity is remembered and completed for the day.
This journal also includes a place for you to check off whether you are fulfilling your own personal resolutions…your Spiritual Reading, your Family Rosary, etc. It makes it more palpable if you can check it off at the end of the day….there’s just something about putting pen to paper when an accomplishment has been fulfilled! My hope is that this journal may help you stay focused on making this Lent fruitful for your own soul and the souls of those little people entrusted to your care!
~The Precious Blood and Mother Prayer Booklet, a little book full of beautiful prayers that I have used all through my married life…
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 Friday, February 25th!
It IS interesting, isn’t it, how, in the last decades, women are made to feel as if they are being “losers”, “nobodys” if they are dedicated to the home..They are not using their talents if they aren’t out working in the world.
Truly, I find that illogical. How many talents does it make to run a pleasant home, raise good children, have a healthy relationship with someone you rub shoulders with night and day? That, in itself, is a full-time job…not to mention if some are homeschooling, seeking out healthy alternatives, helping with their parish life, etc., etc.
No, it takes a brave, committed, responsible, hard-working adult to do what it takes to raise a Godly family in today’s society. -Finer Femininity, Painting by Alfred Rodriguez www.finerfem.com
Oh Queen, my Mother, I give you my whole self. And to show my devotion to you, I offer to you my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being. Wherefore, as I am your own, keep me, defend me, as your property and possession. By holding your hand, you lead me to your Son, and I have the surest and easiest path to heaven.
If we could get people to work together without jealousy, it would help God’s work immensely. . . .
Are there any against whom I feel tempted to bear a grudge? Any of whose misfortunes I feel a little pleasure in hearing? Why am I willing to listen to conversation disparaging to someone else? Can I cleanse my soul of touchiness and jealousy? How can I become more and more unselfish, and efface myself?
Let me put aside considerations of my own satisfaction. . . . Ask Our Lord in Holy Communion to free you from touchiness and jealousy. -Fr. Daniel Considine, 1950’s
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. -Fr. Lovasik, Painting by Alfredo Rodriguez
“The very presence of a woman who knows how to combine an enlightened piety with mildness, tact, and thoughtful sympathy, is a constant sermon; she speaks by her very silence, she instills convictions without argument, she attracts souls without wounding susceptibilities; and both in her own house and in her dealings with men and things, which must necessarily be often rude and painful, she plays the part of the soft cotton wool we put between precious but fragile vases to prevent their mutually injuring each other.” – Monseigneur Landriot, Archbishop of Rheims, 1872 -Loreto Publications
In a happy home, parents often hold firm against other allurements which tempt them to put the needs of their children in an inferior place. Such allurements include the desire for an overly active social life, the constant pursuit of pleasure in the form of commercial entertainment and the exclusive choice of hobbies (golf, cards, dancing clubs, etc.) from which children are excluded. -Fr. George Kelly, 1950’s
“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI
In happy families, father and mother occupy a position of equality, but there is no misunderstanding that he is the head. The importance of the mother is an accepted fact. She is the heart of the family–the custodian of love and warmth, the first comforter and educator of the children. In according her a just status, however, we must not weaken the father’s traditional position. -Fr. George Kelly, 1950’s
“If the wife makes the first effort at reconciliation, her humility will make it difficult for the husband to nurse his pride. Pride cannot face up to humility. It is shamed out of existence. – Fr. Leo Kinsella http://amzn.to/2iF5UJR (afflink)
Alice von Hildebrand – “St. Francis de Sales tells us that pious women should be well-dressed, but this doesn’t mean they must become slaves of fashion. There’s a way of dressing which is attractive, even elegant, but at the same time modest and simple. More importantly, attractiveness shouldn’t be reserved for guests and those you meet outside the home, while you ‘let yourself go’ when you’re at home. The moment a couple marries, they should begin to try always to be at their best for each other, physically (and above all) spiritually.” The Privilege of Being a Woman, http://amzn.to/2p2Oyrr (afflink)
“A mother holds her baby in her arms, looks up to God, and knows that she, by months of suffering and patience, has co-operated with Him in making and bringing into the world a little body housing a priceless soul. A father stands above his new-born son resting in the arms of his wife, and knows as he picks him up and weighs him tenderly that he has shared with God the Father His very fatherhood; for this mite of humanity, immortal in destiny, is truly his son. Mother and father together have co-operated with God in the astonishing creation of a human being.” -Fr. Daniel A. Lord, 1950’s
If you really want to be a penitent soul –both penitent and cheerful – you must above all stick to your daily periods of prayer, which should be fervent, generous and not cut short. And you must make sure that those minutes of prayer are not done only when you feel the need, but at fixed times, whenever it is possible. Don’t neglect these details. If you subject yourself to this daily worship of God, I can assure you that you will always be happy. -St. Josemaria
Make a statement with one of these lovely and graceful handcrafted apron….fully lined….made with care.
Aprons tell a beautiful story…..a story of love and sacrifice….of baking bread and mopping floors, of planting seeds and household chores. Sadly, many women have tossed the aprons aside and donned their business attire.
Wear your apron with joy….it is a symbol of Femininity….”Finer” Femininity! 🌺 💗 Available here.
The role of fatherhood — Catholic fatherhood — has been diminished in three ways. First, it has become smaller. Fewer things are defined as a father’s distinctive work. Secondly, fatherhood has been devalued. Third, and most important, fatherhood has been decultured – stripped of any authoritative social content or definition.
The question is, “What do fathers do?” The tragedy of our society is that it can’t answer the question and neither can most Catholics. Forward – thinking Integrity Magazine gives answers:
• Men, Mary, and Manliness
• The Family Has Lost Its Head
• Economics of the Catholic Family
• Afraid to Marry?
• Glorifying the Daily Grind
• The Heroism of the Big Family
• Bringing the Church into Work
• Forward to the Land.
• Holiness for Men
• The Confirmed Hero
• What Is a Grown-up?
• The Father in the Home
• A Man’s Work
• Our Work Can Help Us to Pray
• Money, Money, Money!
• The State, Our Common Good
Archbishop Sheen knew that no matter what our circumstances may be, the deadliest enemy we face is armed not with a gun but with temptation. In dangerous, uncertain times like ours, the Devil lures us quickly into lust, anger, hatred, and despair. Fulton Sheens Wartime Prayer Book will help keep you from these vices so that you, too, can put on the armor of God and triumph over evil in our day.
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Aside from the Mass and prayer, this blog has become my lighthouse beacon, guiding me safely through the temptations to be anything less than a finer, feminine, wife for my husband. Thank you for this giveaway, but even more for all the work you have put into this blog and your resources.
Elizabeth Vargas said:
Your blog has always been my go to for inspiration and direction. God bless your work and thank you for taking the time to deliver it to your readers.
I came from a large family of 12. However, despite this, I had a hard time when I quit working and became a stay at home mom when my oldest was born. I had a hard time adjusting to the concept of success and realized I was a very selfish person. 7 years later I’m still struggling but God’s guidance, sometimes through your articles, helps remind me of my duties.
You’re content is amazing, love your book recommendations, thank you for the daily emails!!!
All of your recommendations are wonderful. Thank you for all you share with your readers.
Thank you Leanne,
Your words, encouragement and inspiration are timely.
I have sent your blog info to many women from our Church community.
I’m certain that they will be inspired and encouraged as I have been!
God bless your work,
Praying for you all 🙏🏻
Mary S. said:
What a lovely giveaway. Thank you.
I do so much enjoy the beautiful pictures you include with your writings! So edifying. God bless you and Thank you!
I would love to be included in the drawing. Thank you for your work for Catholic women! Your books bless our home and your blog keeps me going.
Everyday I look forward to your post despite my busy schedules. I read your post and it inspires me, makes me hopeful and encourages me too. I hope to meet you someday.
Sarah H. said:
Ooh!! Those books look great!! And all the images and quotes in this post are lovely too. <3 Thank you as always for such a beautiful and inspiring corner of the internet! God love you!
Thank you, Leanne, for being such an inspiration and a light in a dark world. Your articles always ‘speak’ to me in a way that provokes me to be a better wife and mother. My husband and children thank you too! Be blessed.
God bless you abundantly dear Leanne for the work you do here at FF! What a beautiful and treasured resource this has become for me. Words cannot express my gratitude for God placing this gem in my life.
Thank you for work you do! I love the reminders and encouragement I get everyday that I’m called to a most holy task.
I look forward each day to the FF posts. Thank you for doing them!
Mary Alice Sobczak said:
If you can’t find the good resource, you create it yourself. Such innate talent and you, generously, share it with us. How blessed we ALL are. Thank you for all your charity in advancing the fulness of God’s love for each of us.
Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway! I have your maglets and they’re just lovely!
A treasure of info here! I always am inspired by your posts. You lift up the wonderful vocation of motherhood while the world seeks to diminish it. Thank you for all you do!
Allison L Fogarty said:
what a beautiful giveaway! such a great addition to the lenten season! love all of your content, thank you for all you do!
Carol R said:
Thank you for another giveaway!
Hannah Shepley said:
Thank you so much for maintaining this website. I find the articles and artwork so inspiring! May God bless you and your family and may you have a blessed Lenten season.
Thank you for the work you put in to your posts. I so enjoy reading them. I also enjoy the lovely pictures you share of your family. It encourages me as I prepare for my vocation as a wife and mother.
I am keeping your family in my prayers. I have been blessed by the timely encouragement I have received from reading the posts. I hope that you are filled with abundant graces this Lent. God bless you!
Thank you so much, Leann! The paintings and quotes are so inspiring and beautiful as well. -Amy Edwards
This is such a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance Leane 🤗
This blog has been a delight to read through and find like minded women – I felt like I was born in the wrong time period but I’m so thankful for other women who have the same traditional Catholic values and outlook. It’s so enriching and fulfilling, and I’d love to delve deeper into these books if I’m selected for this giveaway.
I always love all of your inspirational quotes, stories, and charming old pictures, as well as hearing all about what your family is up to. And thank you fir offering these lovely giveaways from time to time! God bless and Mary keep you!