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Friday, October 5, 2012

A Catholic Home and Holiness

If you walked into our home, there would be no mistaking that we are Catholic.  Every nook and cranny reflects our faith.  I truly feel that beautiful reminders of our faith should fill our homes.  I love to be reminded of Jesus, Our Lady, and the Saints throughout the day.  It helps me stay focused on the prize of sanctity for myself and my family.  When Mr. B and I got married we had a wedding registry at a catholic gift shop.  We wanted to get a jump start on a good library for our family and I really wanted to have a crucifix for every room.  

I will miss this home when we have to leave after our lease is up.  It has little niches recessed all over that are perfect spots for all our little devotional images and statues.  The house is built around a single family room or living area and there is a beautiful fireplace on the middle wall flanked on either side with a lighted niche.  On the left reside Our Lady, St. Joseph, the angles, a tribute to our little ones in Heaven and bowl to collect our rosaries.  On the right is a lovely print of the Divine Mercy, our family Bible, and a statue of Padre Pio.  Next to that on the wall is a beautiful Papal blessing which Mr. B’s cousin, Fr. Jim, presented to us at our wedding.   

Holiness is what God wants from us and I want our family to be surrounded by things that inspire us to be holy. 
As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.” Ephesians 1:4
God created us in his image and He is holy therefore we must have the ability to reflect Him. 
“And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 
The way I see it, holiness isn’t some unattainable ideal.  God predestined us with it by creating us in his image as if it’s in our DNA.  You and I have the ability to do things like learn to read, learn a language, or even become an Olympian if only we apply ourselves and sacrifice to make it happen.  It’s the same with holiness, we have the ability all that is needed is for us to take up our cross and say yes to God’s will in our lives. 

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  1. Hi Aleesa, Thanks for adding your blog to my Catholic Link-up! It's nice to meet you! I love this post and the pictures of all your Catholic decor!! Your home is beautiful! Hope to see you around the WWW. Take care and God bless.

    1. It's nice to meet you too Jennifer. Thank you for hosting the Link-up. I'm kind of new to the whole blogging community. I'm very excited, it's so great to encounter other Catholic families living out the faith! God Bless :)