1. Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
If you’ve already heard of her, Abby Johnson’s story can sound almost like a fairy-tale conversion: Pro-choice Abortion clinic worker becomes a Catholic Pro-Life Leader. Classic. But that story didn’t happen overnight; it unfolded moment by moment, in Abby’s very real, very human life. Unplanned takes you along for the ride, through the tension, the uncertainty, and the encounters that in hindsight, form a cohesive story, much like many of our own lives.
If you’re Pro-Life, a Feminist, or both – this book is one you need to read.
You can get the book here.
It’s that time of year again.
Ladies be lining up like:
Sexy Wonder Woman, Sexy Santa, even Sexy Taco Sauce packets — the options are endless.
Unless of course, you’re too hipster for that.
But even if you generally dress pretty modestly, you can’t deny, there’s something really… powerful about getting dolled up so… sexy.
I did not grow up praying the rosary.
For the first half of my life, my rosary hung on the wall, draped over the framed guardian angel prayer that was also never prayed.
By the time I got to high school, I tried to fumble my way through praying the rosary from a little blue pamphlet. My few failed attempts did not exactly foster a deep desire to pray the rosary.
The Creed at the beginning intimidated me, the Fatima prayer was totally foreign to me, I didn’t understand how to meditate on the mysteries, and quite frankly, I didn’t see the point.
When I entered college, I started hearing bits and pieces about “the power of praying the rosary.”
Though I still didn’t quite get the purpose, I tried praying it a little more – because if it had helped so many people, and so many Catholics did it, there must be something to it.
I still have ups and downs. I’ve felt peace fall upon me in the midst of intense anxiety after praying the rosary, and there are many more times I’ve fallen asleep gripping it tightly in my hand because I was too exhausted to actually pray. I’ve heaved out Hail Marys as I dragged my body along a path I was hiking. I’ve turned to the rosary turing times of distress.
Yet still, I struggle to pray it.
Are you bored of Catholic resources talking about the feminine genius
… but only in terms of women getting pregnant?
Are you frustrated with hearing people talk about chastity and NFP
…as if it’s blissful and full of frolicking fun?
“I used to think Mary was totally unrelatable (she’s perfect, after all…) and this was one of the first books I read that really made her seem human to me.” – Samantha Povlock
This Lent, why not walk alongside the woman who knew Jesus best?
Find Walking with Mary by Dr. Edward Sri here:
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