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Author Archives: Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

UP and Out of The Fog

It’s funny–I didn’t realize there was a fog to come up out of until I looked back. I thought it was normal – youRead more »

The Story Behind Catholic Sistas and Dovetail Ink

The original rendition of Our Lady of the Lilies is the first thing I see when I enter my home. By now, you’ve probably noticed thatRead more »

There Is Suffering and Then There Is SUFFERING

Lent starts next Wednesday and one thing I’ve been reflecting upon has been suffering in my own life.  And why not?  WeRead more »

The Large Catholic Family Guide to Simple Living

Who doesn’t like the idea of simple living?  I wasn’t counting on writing a post so soon after Baby Emmie was bornRead more »

Advent, Momma Mary, and the {Slightly Messy} Art of Offering It Up

As Advent comes to a close, for me it has not been without a fair amount of spiritual introspection and reflection of the BlessedRead more »

23 Ways Society Lies to Catholic Women

Society tries so hard to feed women lies about our self worth. What makes it worse is that the comments directed to Catholic womenRead more »

The Birth of Cana’s Vineyard, A Catholic Couples Group

IN THE BEGINNING One evening, in late spring two years ago, a friend and I sat outside her home chatting about the desire to do more asRead more »

31 Things Catholics Struggle with in the World Today

The Church consists of the Church Triumphant {those who have made it to heaven}, the Church Suffering {the souls in Purgatory} and theRead more »

GIVEAWAY: We’re Mixing It Up This Year on Our Fifth Anniversary!

Friends, can you believe it’s been FIVE YEARS since the beginning of Catholic Sistas? I look back with so many fond memories of whatRead more »

Extending Mercy to {Likely} the Most Difficult Person of All

Mercy. That word seems to pop up a lot these days, especially in Catholic circles where the faithful understand that we are in full swingRead more »

REVIEW: The Story of Civilization – Volume I – The Ancient World

PRODUCT The Story of Civilization – Volume I – The Ancient World COMPANY TANRead more »

GIVEAWAY: 12 Catholic Through The Year Calendar/Planners!

So, as it turns out, I have 12 copies of 2016 calendar/planners in my possession, friends. I know what you must be thinking, but I’mRead more »

GIVEAWAY: Win a Set of Madonna of the Lilies Notecards!

As I gear up to exit my 30s on Saturday, I thought I would have a little fun in giving away a set of notecards that Monica from DovetailRead more »

REVIEW: Catholic Faith Box – For Kids!

PRODUCT Catholic Faith Box – Kids Package, monthly subscription service COMPANY CATHOLIC FAITHRead more »

Reconciling the Home Front with Redemptive Suffering

Years ago, I got this twisted idea in my head that being home (with the kids) was akin to not being a contributing member of society. HardRead more »