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Of Note–January 2020

Let’s face it, we are all busy, modern women and we just don’t have the time or the energy to vet or read everything the Catholic blogosphere has to offer. We have streamlined that for you and offer you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting your precious time. Each month, on the first Friday, you can find Of Note filled with posts that are inspiring, knowledgeable, cover current events, and liturgical living.

We are continually looking for new and lesser known bloggers to feature here on Of Note. If you write a blog or know of one we should take a look at leave a link in the combox or email me at: OfNote@CatholicSistas.com

Happy New Year! Are we ready for the Roaring 20s? After a two week break from “normal” life I’m ready to dive into a new year and new decade.

Liturgical Living

One of our favorite liturgical living blogs, Catholic Icing, has some wonderful ideas for celebrating the Epiphany with your family.

My Catholic Kitchen has a delicious looking recipe for traditional Southern Black Eyed Peas, typically served on New Year’s but I’m thinking these will be great anytime this winter.

Hidden Gems

My friend Ellie is a fellow bibliophile and I look forward to her book recommendations every year. Her 2019 book list has a few very intriguing titles I hope to dig into for 2020.

Ginny of Not So Formulaic has some life changing guidance for moms/families struggling with impulsive, destructive kids.

It’s not too late to make some Catholic New Year’s Resolutions. Check out these ideas from Held By His Pierced Hands.

The Professionals

Have you ever called on a particular Saint to be your patron for the year? This short article from Aleteia lists several ways for choosing a yearly Saint.

Leila Miller’s recent interview with a Tribunal psychologist is eye-opening, a touch heart-breaking, and leaves one thinking, “What has happened to Catholic marriage?”

Father Pokosky writes clearly and beautifully about The God of Justice and of Mercy in his recent article for The Catholic Thing.

Who knew the Blessed Mother’s title “Theotokos” was such a controversy in the early Church? Philip Kosloski summarizes the history in a recent article for Aleteia.

From the Archives

Toward the end of January the annual National March for Life will descend upon Washington DC. During our 11 years in the DC area our family attended the march several times. As a pro-life family we have impressed upon our children the inherent dignity of life for every person. Inkslinger Janalin provided 10 ways we might instill pro-life values in our children in this article from our archives.

 

 

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About Maurisa Mayerle

Maurisa is a Catholic convert from a non-denominational Evangelical background, happily married to a “retread” cradle Catholic. Chris and Maurisa have been married since 1991 and have 7 amazing and unique children. In 2012, Chris retired from the Air Force, took a corporate pilot position, and the family moved to beautiful Utah. Her interests include creative cookery, photography, reading, singing, apologetics, homeschooling, traveling, hiking, gardening, and caring for her 8 laying hens and 1 bully rooster. Maurisa maintains a personal blog at www.halfadozenproductions.blogspot.com

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