Happy Friday and Feast of St. Matthew! In today’s collection we have 10 great gift ideas for that postpartum mom in your life, as well as 10 ways to combat that vice that so many of us struggle with: envy. On the cinema front, a pro-life film about Abby Johnson and 40 Days for Life will be out in the Spring, and for wine lovers, we have a great story about one bishop’s vineyard and its unusual provenance. Enjoy!
Two new studies have us intrigued: one reveals a connection between raising kids with religion and mental health; the other presents a new algorithm for determining personality types. Plus a moving story of an 85-year-old atheist’s conversion to Catholicism and an intriguing look at how drawing can help us think better (even if we are no Leonardo). And much, much more!
Today, on the feast of St. Januarius we’re wondering: will his blood liquefy? If you’re not familiar with this miracle, we’ve just the link for you. Plus we have several links on the bountiful fruits of everyday things such as chatting with your toddler, sanctifying the mundane, and helping your spouse get to heaven. Finally, we have a great post on the traditional Catholic Ember Days of prayer in gratitude for the fall season’s bounty. Enjoy!
Do you scramble to tidy up before a friend comes over? Today we have a link on why it can be a kindness to sometimes let a friend see the chaos. Also, we’ve a link on what we can learn about the power of Mary and the rosary in fighting evil from a priest who spent three years in Dachau. And while we’re loving this pink house in the Bahamas, we also have an important article about why we should think twice before donning “Komen pink” for breast cancer awareness.