"The mother should keep close to God, of whom the infant she bears within her is the image, the handiwork, the gift and the child. She should be for her offspring, as it were, a temple, a sanctuary, an altar, a tabernacle. In short, her life should be, so to speak the life of a living sacrament, a sacrament in act, burying herself in the bosom of that God who has so truly instituted it and hallowed it, so that there she may draw that energy, that enlightening, that natural and supernatural beauty which He wills, and wills precisely by her means, to impart to the child she bears and to be born of her." St. Zelie Martin
For me, being a living sacrament to my husband and littles is being still and present. In this stillness the Lord is transforming my heart and challenging me to be more dependent on Him, more patient with the little hands trying to learn, more joyful in response to interruptions, and more grateful for this season.
I have been praying for a new creative outlet (as I've felt nudged to limit time on social media) to share what Jesus has put on my heart. We launched the website one year ago (AMDG), so it seems fitting that the Spirit has provided the words (and time!!) to begin writing in this space.
My prayer and hope for our blog is to share words of encouragement that help deepen relationship with Jesus and our heavenly friends. Share ideas that will help build family culture and domestic churches as you raise saints for heaven. And share prayers, verses, and Saint quotes that bring the light of Christ into your days!
Our Lord, in His abundance, provides every grace we need for this Living Sacrament. May we seek to do His will daily, give Him praise for His many blessings, and grow in our love for Him.
St. Zelie Martin, pray for us.