Wildcat Movie Review: Highly Recommended
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by Lorelei Savaryn
1M ago
Wildcat is an innovative portrayal of Flannery O’Connor’s interior life and an authentic grappling with suffering through the lens of faith ..read more
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When The Church Breaks Your Heart
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by Lorelei Savaryn
2M ago
It can feel like the very earth beneath your feet has been torn away to think you’ve found a safe space and then to find yourself feeling the exact opposite of safe in the community you chose to call home ..read more
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A Helpful Phrase for Trying Times
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by Lorelei Savaryn
3M ago
I’m sure that God’s reasons for allowing us or asking us to walk through a difficult time are as varied as the number of souls on this earth, but no matter the reason and no matter if or when we learn what the reason is, we can trust that the reason is there ..read more
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Finding A Quiet Place
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by Lorelei Savaryn
4M ago
Moving ourselves out from under the noise of the day to day, even for a little while, is beautiful, and it can be healing, especially when interwoven with prayer ..read more
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What’s The Deal With Catholic Relics? (And how we ended up with one in our home!)
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by Lorelei Savaryn
7M ago
My kids love to bring home items from the "Free to Take" table at our parish. This often means we're coming home with prayer cards, or pictures of the Divine Mercy, or little trinkets from religious organizations that send out things in the mail. One day this summer, I was rifling through a drawer in our kitchen that contained many items from the "Free to Take" table, and I found a relic of St. Anthony preserved inside a metal frame ..read more
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Modern Picture Book Recommendations for Advent and Christmas!
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by Lorelei Savaryn
8M ago
Many of the book lists for Catholic families often feature classic stories that are many years old. There is certainly something to be said for a timeless tale, and the books on these lists absolutely deserve a place on the shelf, but there are also many more recent titles that are worthy of designation. The booklist below contains beautiful stories for Advent and Christmas that have come out within the past six years ..read more
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Should Catholic Families Celebrate Halloween?
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by Lorelei Savaryn
8M ago
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qme5f-14e4022 Join Catholic Convert and mother of four, Lorelei Savaryn, as she discusses the Catholic origins of Halloween, and how Catholic families can navigate trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and the Three Holy Days of Death. www.thiscatholicfamily.com Instagram: This_Catholic_Family TikTok: this_catholic_family Facebook: This Catholic Family   ..read more
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Catholic Motherhood: Navigating Aging With Gratitude and Grace
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by Lorelei Savaryn
8M ago
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g787n-14d96ce In the first episode of This Catholic Family, Lorelei Savaryn encourages kindness towards our bodies and embracing the stories they tell as we age and highlights the importance of fostering a positive attitude toward aging for ourselves and the next generation. Tune in for a nourishing discussion on the transformative power of gratitude and ..read more
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Navigating Aging While my Daughters Look On
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by Lorelei Savaryn
8M ago
"In thinking about how I want my daughters to react when they begin to see signs of their own aging in the mirror, more than anything, I realized, I want my daughters to one day look at their aging faces and to be kind. To be grateful for the stories their bodies tell ..read more
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Looking For Liturgy
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by JP and Lorelei Savaryn
8M ago
The longer I live, the more I'm convinced that humans are wired for liturgy ..read more
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