Fall 2013 - Episode 2: Think Vocation, Vocation, and Vocation
Highlighted Saint
St Agnes Feast Day is January 21st.

Virgin and Martyer. Agnes was just twelve years of age when she was killed, during the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian around the year 305. In the past, her feast day was the occasion for the blessing of lambs, whose wool was used by the nuns of Saint Agnes in Rome to weave the palliums of archbishops.

Her attributes are the lamb and the martyr’s branch of palm. She is the subject of universal devotion.

Protector: Virgins, betrothed women (she chose Christ as her betrothed) and gardeners, since virginity is symbolized as a closed garden, the hortus conclusus.

Name: Agnes is of Greek origin and means “pure, chaste.”
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Read Vatican II documents on vocations (Church in the Modern World)

2) Read Matthew 25: Parable of the Talents

3) Read God’s Bucket List by Teresa Tomeo

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.