Fall 2013 - Episode 13: Spirtual Direction
Highlighted Saints
St. Catherine of Siena.

Feast Day April 29th

Virgin and Doctor of the Church: Caterina di Giacomo di Benincasa was born in Siena, Italy, in 1347. A tertiary sister of the Dominican order, she initially led a life of prayer and penitence. She later became involved in the problems of the Church, performing an active role in the Great Schism and successfully exhorting Gregory XI to leave Avignon and return to Rome. Catherine died in Rome in 1380. Canonized in 1461, she was proclaimed the patron saint of Italy in 1939 and was made a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She is depicted in Domincan Robes with the stigmata and may hold a cross, lily, or book. She is invoked against the plague, migraines, and to obtain a good death.

Protector: Nurses

Patron: Catherine is the patron saint of Italy

Name: Catherine is of Greek origin and means “pure”.
Janet's Homework Assignment
1) Pray and think about spiritual direction.
2) Catechsim/Church teaching on Spiritual Direction
3) Dan’s book “Navigating the Interior Life”
4) Visit www.rcspiritualdirection.com/blog 

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.