Fall 2015 - Episode 13: Beloved; Finding Happiness in Marriage
"It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished."

Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary
This episode will discuss a great resource for marriage prep and marriage enrichment; Beloved. The series is from the Augustine Institute in Denver and features many EWTN personalities commenting on their own marriages as well as great teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage. Teresa Tomeo is featured in this series and the hosts will discuss why such a series can be an effective way to witness about marriage in our hostile culture.
Janet's Homework Assignment:

Read Intimate Graces by Teresa Tomeo (Pastore) & Deacon Dominick Pastore

Great Resource: Beloved Series from Augustine Institute

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Discussion Questions:

What type of instruction did you receive in terms of marriage enrichment after your wedding?

What are some of the biggest intimacy and growth obstacles facing today's couples?

Have you ever attended a marriage retreat or done something spiritually based for your marriage?

How do you think programs such as Beloved can help today’s busy couples?


Extreme Makeover
God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in this Life and Beyond

by Teresa Tomeo

Examines what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and explains what the Christian faith teaches about these gifts and how we can begin to achieve and cross out, one by one, the items on that heavenly list. God's Bucket List is published by Random House/Image Books.

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.  Published by Saint Benedict Press.

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

Available in Resin and Bronze

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.