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Of Note – April 2019

Welcome to Of Note – A Collection of Orthodox Catholic Reading, a series dedicated to sharing great orthodox Catholic content around the inter webs!

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.

So grab a cup and a comfy spot and see what we’ve been reading here on First Fridays. 

The end of Lent is quickly approaching, dear sistas. This month’s edition is a collection I’m finding especially helpful for prayerfully focusing upon these last few days. 

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


Liturgical Living

Have you ever puzzled over what to do with all the palms your family collects on Palm Sunday? Lacey of Catholic Icing has 10 great ideas for you to try.

Carissa of The Myth Retold wrote a wonderful post explaining The Divine Office. She’s got me inspired to take a deeper look at this timeless prayer of the Church.

Dianna of The Kennedy Adventures has some awesome ideas for celebrating Saint Joseph.  While his feast has already passed us by, Saint Joseph is a saint we can celebrate in our homes year round.

Hidden Gems

Melanie of joy of nine9 has a beautiful perspective regarding Peter’s attempt at walking on water.

On her blog–Blessed with Full Hands–my dear friend, Katie, wrote this beautiful post on being a daughter of the King.

Kelly, writing on her blog This Ain’t the Lyceum has some great insights on how to make time for the teens in your home.

The Professionals

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote an amazing piece for LifeSite on how the Cross is the one and only hope of Christians.

I found this story about a 16th-century rosary bead with tiny carved scenes absolutely fascinating.

Hans Boersma, writing for First Things, explains how memorization is linked to virtue and an important key to Lenten repentance.

Stephanie Nichols is a recent convert who writes eloquently about her search for true beauty in a culture steeped in pop art in this piece for OnePeterFive.

Ink Slingers

I recently reflected on the reason The Last Battle is nearly unanimously the least favorite book of the Chronicles of Narnia in my family.

“Without the scars, I’d never know the depth of my Father’s love,” writes Linda of Gardner’s Touch in a beautiful post very much worth reading.

From the Archives

In a culture completely unprepared to handle suffering, Liz reflected upon the life-saving lessons we can derive from observing Lent in this great post from 2016.

 

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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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