Fall 2013 - Episode 8: Body Image Blues
Highlighted Saint
St Mary Magdalene

Feast Day is July 22

Disciple: In Gregory the Great’s interpretation, Mary Magdalene was the repentant prostitute who anointed Jesus’ feet and asked him to forgive her sins, becoming his disciple. She was present at the crucifixion and was the first witness of the Resurrection. In the apocryphal tradition, she evangelized Provence and died there. From there, her cult spread throughout Europe.

She is sometimes depicted in elegant dress; sometimes she is disheveled, perhaps covered only by her own long hair. Her primary attribute is the ointment jar, to which can be added the symbols of a penitent.

Protector: Gardeners, perfume-makers, glove makers, and the penitent.

Names: Mary is from the Egyptian and means “beloved”; in the Hebrew (from Miriam) it means “lady”. Magdalene is from the Hebrew and means “from Magdala”.
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Get in the habit of saying “I am a Daughter of the King.”
2) Read or re-read JP II’s the Papal Letter to Women.
3) Read Extreme Makeover or Wrapped Up/God’s Ten Gifts for Women.
4) Visit www.goodgirlcomeback.org 

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.