October 30, 2014
This week’s episode:
“Blessed are They”: St Umilta (St Humility)
“Among Women” Guest: Leila Marie Lawler
This week we look at a keeping good company with Jesus in marriage and family life. After passing my 32nd wedding anniversary recently, I hope you don’t mind if I opine at length on some of the wisdom I’ve gained from the graces found in the Sacrament of Matrimony. In keeping with the gift of the home and family life, I’m also thrilled to be sharing an extended conversation with author and blogger Leila Marie Lawler about the book she co-wrote with David Clayton, The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home. We discuss making prayer the center of your daily family life by establishing a home altar, or little oratory, as a place to start celebrating the gift of the liturgical year in our families.
This episode also introduces the inspirations from the little known mystic-saint, St Umilta (or St Humility).
Links for this episode:
Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics by Carmen Butcher
The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler
Like Mother Like Daughter, blog with Leila Marie Lawler
The Way of Beauty, blog by David Clayton
Other shows of related interest:
AW 5: A very early episode that introduces ways mothers can join in prayer with other mothers
AW 54: Living the liturgical year
AW 77: A special edition on Prayer – listen as AW listeners talk about why prayer is important to them
AW 128: Praying with Times and Seasons – Daria Sockey introduces praying with the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office)