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Of Note-May 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.

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

A most happy and blessed Eastertide to you, dear Sistas! Here’s what we’ve been reading for this month’s installment.


Liturgical Living

Lacey of Catholic Icing has a list of ideas for celebrating each of the 8 Sundays of Eastertide. Although we are already nearly 3 weeks into the celebrations, it’s never too late to add a new tradition.

Ascension falls on the last day of May. What a perfect time for an Ascension picnic as suggested by Mary of Catholic Cuisine.

May is the perfect time to plant a Mary Garden. Real Life at Home has a wonderful step by step guide.

 

Hidden Gems

This beautiful post by Ellie of The Bleeding Pelican had me in tears with her a real life lesson in detachment from “things”.

I no longer have littles who have meltdowns and tantrums, but oh do I wish had this sage advice from Ginny of Not so Formulaic. I’ll be keeping this in my archives for my adult kids as they begin having families.

Melanie of Joy of Nine9 writes a beautiful reflection on the triumph of Christ’s resurrection.

Julia of Purple Civet writes about carving out time to pray and grow in faith when we find ourselves overwhelmed with the busyness of everyday life.

 

The Professionals

I’m not a feminist by any stretch of the imagination, but I love Old Testament stories about women. Philip Kosoloski wrote an interesting piece on Deborah, a mother in Israel.

“Neither optimism nor pessimism can have the final word.” Writes Peter Kwasniewski in this intriguing piece for Life Site.

You won’t believe the writer of this article on the importance of Catholic friends is only a junior in high school.

“Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.” This interesting command from the Risen Lord to Mary Magdalene is wonderfully explained by Msgr. Charles Pope.

 

From the Archives

May is dedicated to Our Lady. In 2014, Allison wrote a lovely reflection on how Mary helps her mother.

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Of Note – March 2019

 

Welcome to the first installment of Of Note. We’ve scoured the Catholic blogosphere and our own archives to bring you worthy orthodox Catholic reading. Grab a cup of coffee, curl up in your favorite spot, and enjoy.

Liturgical Living

Lacey from Catholic Icing has some wonderful printable idea pages that will help you plan your best Lent and Easter yet! 

How many of our families have birthdays which fall during Lent?  We have one that falls on Ash Wednesday this year. Kendra Tierney from Catholic All Year has some great advice on how families might celebrate birthdays that fall during Lent.

I absolutely love this idea for delving into scripture from Heather Lynne of Crafty Catholic Teacher. I think I might add it to my Lenten plans this year.

 

Hidden Gems

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve had to have heard of the decluttering queen Marie Kondo. Musings from the Home has some lovely, wise words on Christ-like minimalism and practicing detachment.

This post on “feminine styles of holiness” from Melanie of Joy of Nine9 really spoke to me.

Ginny from Not So Formulaic has some very wise advice for living Lent with kids who have invisible special needs and are differently-wired.

 

The Professionals

Nikko Lane from One Peter Five taps into the popular KonMarie method and applies it to the current spiritual strife in the Church.

Celia Pigg writing for Aleteia calls out impatience as the great relationship destroyer. Read her encouragement on giving your full attention to the person in front of you.

Evidence of the efficacy of prayer, Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture writes about a pro-life miracle in the Arlington Diocese.

Being a convert myself, and a fan of Old Hollywood, I couldn’t resist reading snippets from Marie Claire Kendall’s book, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends in Doug Mainwaring’s article for LifeSite News.

 

Ink Slingers

Our very own Anni blogs at Beautiful Camouflage.  Her recent post inspires us to Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Catholic.  You don’t want to miss reading her call to action.

Another of our wonderful contributors, Sarah of Wild Things Adventure has me thinking about my garden plan even if we still have at least 3 more months before we can plant here in Utah. I think my boys will enjoy planning with me tapping into Sarah’s “garden school”.

 

From the Archives

Ink Slinger Michelle wrote about her Lenten struggles in 2017. This post is such a great one to revisit before Lent 2019 begins.

 

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