Citabelles

Saintly Model for Today’s Mother

Here the Citabelles discuss a modern-day saintly woman documented in the book See You in Heaven about Mrs. Rosie Gil whose cause for canonization is being brought before the Church.  The book on Mrs. Rosie's life See You In Heaven can be purchased at this link.  It is...

Model of Feminine Formation

The Blessed Mother is the model for women in their feminine formation.  Do not overlook her inspiration and assistance in being the woman of today God is calling you to be. Transcript My prayer has often been, “Mother Mary, conform me into your image,” as suggested by...

Feminine Strength

Kindness is a strength needed to be developed and practiced with Catholic girls an ladies today. Transcript And asking her approval of our clothing.  Think of a little girl who wants to dress and goes in her closet, takes her shoes and her dresses.  We can imitate...

The Beauty of Femininity

God made us for the Garden of Eden, but we are no longer there.  We just make it as much as we can in our own situation.  To see the world as it could be and should be is the goal. Transcript: Today I will be speaking on imitating the virtues of Mary, who was perfect...

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the World!

I recently looked up the quote, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” to find the author or origin of this saying.  I found that it is not only a quote but a full blown poem written by William Ross Wallace (1819-1881) praising motherhood!  “Blessings on the...

Within Thy Wounds Hide Me

The Anima Christi is a timeless prayer that has been prayed for centuries.  I have prayed it for years and am familiar with it, saying it especially after Communion and at other times.  Recently it just struck me and penetrated my heart more profoundly.    In the...

The Power of Joy

It is amazing to me to witness the power of being joyful.  Being joyful is infectious and most healthy people tend to want to be around others who are joyful.  They want to be with you, talk to you, or find out what makes you joyful.  Being joyful is freeing and one...

A Meditiation on My Veil

Many articles have been written on the veil of late, and it seems as though this tradition is making a comeback.  It was really never meant to be done away with.  I wanted to just muse here and write what comes to mind from my heart as to what my veil means to me and...

Everything Worthwhile Takes Time

I am having the humble pleasure of helping a number of mothers to be stay at home/home school moms. These mothers and families are preparing to home school their children, or some of them have been homeschooling and just need new ideas.  One mother said that she feels...

The Blessed Virgin and Cinderella

In our visits and seeking holy friendships, we imitate Mary as she visited her cousin Elizabeth to help encourage the bonds of friendship.  I encourage you to make a new friend today and not leave anyone our or forget anyone as Mother Mary does not leave us out or...