Fall 2013 - Episode 11: Good Morning God: Prayer for today’s busy women.
Highlighted Saint
St. Martha Feast Day is July 29th

Sister of Lazarus and Mary (traditionally identified as Mary Magdalene) Martha was a disciple of Jesus, who visited her several times in her home in Bethany. The Gospels refer to her three times: the episode of the raising of Lazarus; when she complained that Mary, intent on listening to the words of Jesus, was not helping with the domestic chores; and just before the Passion, when she and Mary entertained Jesus at dinner. Her cult was born in Provence with the finding of her presumed relics in 1187. She is depicted with a bucket and aspergillum or with utensils for the care of the home.

Protector: Housewives, maids, servants, cooks, and hospital dieticians

Name: Martha is from the Aramaic and means “mistress, lady”.
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Read Scripture verses about prayer.
2) Examine your own prayer life.
3) Re-connect with Catholic prayers such as the Rosary, Act of Contrition etc.
4) Pope Benedict’s book of Prayer

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.