By Julie Machado, Catholic Stand - “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body” (Genesis 1:24). There has to be a split, a severing with one’s parents to enter into marriage. This split can be mature, free and respectful. Or it can be painful and mixed up with jealousy, comparison, possession, and manipulation. We are human and pretty sinful, and unfortunately, most of the cases I know are the latter.
By Franciscan Media - “I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.”... These are the words of Thérèse of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun called the “Little Flower,” who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. And her preference for hidden sacrifice did indeed convert souls. Few saints of God are more popular than this young nun. Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, is read and loved throughout the world.