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Friday, March 22, 2013

Another Good Read!

Yes! I found another fruitful read, and it is special because it enriches the vocation of  motherhood!

The Domestic Church: Room By Room by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle breaks down the vocation of motherhood and uses analogies to compare it to different rooms of the home. Pope John Paul II wrote the "little domestic church, like the greater church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized: hence it's duty regarding permanent education in the faith."

The first chapter starts in the foyer (an entrance hall of the home). This chapter explains the "beginning" of our vocation and who we must look up to as mothers (Virgin Mary). After we have established this role model in our lives, we move to the other rooms in the house: Garage: A Husband in the Picture, The Nursery: The Blessing of Little Souls, The Living Room: In the Heart of the Home, The Kitchen: A Vocation of Love, The Dining Room: Praying in the Domestic Church, The Basement: Selfless Love-The Foot of the Cross, The Porch: The Overflowing Chalice of Love, and The Patio: Evangelizing with the Feminine Genius.

I also love how each chapter uses scripture to explain her analogies. Because of this, I found her book very helpful in my vocation as a mother and will refer back to the verses she references in the book.

I hope you enjoy this one :) God Bless

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