Fall 2013 - Episode 7: Year of Faith
Highlighted Saint
St. Hildegard, new doctor of the Church

Feast Day Sept 17th

Abbess: Hildegard was born at Bermersheim, Germany, in 1098. She was a Benedictine nun and mystic. Abbess from 1136, she founded several monasteries, including that of Rupersberg, near Bingen, where she lived a long time and died, in 1179. She left an enormous library production related to her visions, as well as commentaries on the Gospels, the rule of Saint Benedict, and the lives of various saints. Her treatise Liber Scivias (sci vias Domini: “know the ways of the Lord”) a collection of revelations, was approved by the pope with the support of Saint Bernard.

In traditional iconography, she is depicted as a Benedictine nun writing.

Protector: Esperantists and philologists.

Name: Hildegard is from the German and means “fearless in battle”.
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Read Benedict’s letter on the Door of Faith “Porte Fide”
2) Review how you have “learned, lived, and shared the faith.”
3) Visit FOCUS web site www.focusonline.org 
4)  The Faith by Pope Benedict

Extreme Makeover
Extreme Makeover by Teresa Tomeo

Teresa Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women’s liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.

Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry's Exploitation of Women

by Janet Morana

Janet Morana exposes the myriad ways abortion exploits women, and calls for a National recall of this deadly procedure.

Sign the petition to recall abortion.
The Kitchen Madonna The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds. 
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue

The Magnificat

Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.