Fall 2013 - Episode 4: Women Speak for Themselves
Highlighted Saint
St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day is October 15th

Virgin and Doctor of the Church: Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila in 1515. Educated by Agustinian nuns, at twenty she entered the Carmelite convent of her native city. Her writings tell of her mystical experiences and estatic visions. She reformed the Carmelite order and died in 1582. She was named a Doctor of the Church in 1970 by Pope Paul Vii, the first woman so honored.
She is depicted in the habit of the Carmelites, with an arrow in her chest, a heart with the name of Jesus (HIS) and a dove. She is invoked to bring relief to souls in Purgatory and against heart diseases.

Protector: The Carmelites

Patron: Theresa of Avila is the patron saint of Spain

Name: Teresa is of Greek or German origin; in the first it means “huntress”, in the second, “strong and amiable woman.”
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Visit web sites of Women Speak for Themselves and What Catholic Women Think
2) Humanae Vitae Study Guide go to www.prolifeproducts.org
3) Visit the www.priestsforlife.org/HHSMandate to find out how you can join the fight against the mandate.

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.