Great Care in Choosing Gifts for Children

Great Care in Choosing Gifts for Children Dona Lucilia took care of the affairs of the house, giving them her characteristic note of kindness and delicacy of soul.For example, when she was preparing Christmas presents for her two children, the toys she bought were usually from the best stores of their kind to be…

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The Formation of Our Young Children

The Formation of Our Young Children At what age does a person define their mentality and decide the course of their life? Opinions are divided and the answer is not easy to give. There are so many factors that come into play. However, the generalized opinion is that these deliberations are made in youth,…

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Clothing: Mirror of a Woman’s Mental Character

Clothing: Mirror of a Woman's Mental Character Dr. Plinio commented: "Clothing completes the body and therefore must be dignified, serious and distinct. In this way man can express his moral personality to some extent through his attire. This can easily be noticed in women's clothing which is so apt to mirror the woman's mental…

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Modesty, a Virtue that Reflects the Generosity of Our Vocation

Modesty, a Virtue that Reflects the Generosity of Our Vocation "The most important virtue for a woman is purity. If this is lost, the other virtues will disappear as well."  St. JeromeThis week we are reflecting on modesty in clothing, and of course we want to focus more and more on the purpose of…

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A Pilgrimage to Dona Lucilia’s Home

A Pilgrimage to Dona Lucilia's Home Here we are in this beautiful and blessed moment of Monsignor’s book where Sra. Dona Lucilia wants to share with us how she decorated her home. She wants to give us a warm invitation to spend some beautiful moments here and be immersed in everything she desires to…

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Lucilian Home Decorating

Lucilian Home Decorating Chapter XIII have read this chapter carefully and each time I read, I imagined myself and I felt myself walking through every place, every corner. By observing the delicacy in the decoration, in every detail, you feel the peace and harmony of this home.Do we have this good taste as well?…

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Chapter 11 – Recipes!

Recipes “I am already planning the details of the feijoada and the pink cream, but if you arrive in the afternoon I will postpone the feijoada until lunch for the next day, and prepare a cus-cuz or vatapá for the day of your arrival. What do you say?”    Dona Lucilia  Dona Lucilia Videos…

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The Marvels of the Holy Catholic Church!

The Marvels of the Holy Catholic Church This week, while we are reviewing chapters 1 to 8, we have a story of a young couple who, from the moment they first visited the Basilica of the Heralds of the Gospel in Cotia, São Paulo, have been receiving abundant graces in their lives. It was…

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Home Education: To Unite, Protect and Form

Home Education: to Unite, Protect and Form "Dona Lucilia had outdone herself in providing the best possible education for her children at home. However, despite all of her concerns, in 1919, having reached the appropriate age, Plinio would have to be enrolled in school... but this was not enough to set Dona Lucilia’s maternal…

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Awakening Beautiful Memories!

Awakening Beautiful Memories One of the "fatinhos" or stories of Dona Lucilia's book - Blessing and Crosses on the Forehead - awakened beautiful memories in the lady who wrote the report below.My Testimony on Blessing the familySalve Maria!Reading about how Dona Lucilia constantly blessed her children with the Sign of the Cross on their…

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Lucilian Tea

Lucilian Tea Holy Companionship and Elevated Conversation In Chapter VII, as we meditate on the rich teachings of Dona Lucilia, we could extend this reflection to the domain of conviviality and to all aspects of our conversations. What a blessed time discussions are in a well-ordered home. Dona Lucilia and her family enjoyed in…

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A Mother’s Story of Detachment

One mother's Story of Detachment Salve Maria! Since I knew detachment was the theme of this week I was very interested, because at present we live very tied to material things and even to the people around us!In my case one of the strongest tests I've had is to let my 13 year old…

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How Can We Get Our Whole Family to Heaven?

How can we get our Whole Family to Heaven? The following article, written by Fr. Antonio Royo Marín, O.P., who wrote the preface for the book of Dona Lucilia, contains a very important message. In the light of recent events in the world, we thought we should share it. How Can We Get Our Whole…

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Meditation on Dona Lucilia – such a kind mother!

Meditation on Dona Lucilia – such a kind mother May, the Month of Mothers We need truly Catholic mothers! Even from Dona Lucilia's manner of scolding her children, we can take multiple lessons about how a truly Catholic mother should proceed on such occasions. There's an article of Dr. Plinio that says, "Error is…

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How Not to React to the Crisis in the World!

How not to React to the Crisis in the World Dr. Plinio demonstrates below the false thoughts of many in their reaction to the crisis in the world... He shows us clearly how not to think: Before anything else, it is necessary to not say things clearly, because you can irritate people. Chastity, yes.…

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To Where? Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

To Where? Plinio Corrêa De Oliveira​ Folha de S Paolo, April 7, 1974I was about ten years old when I witnessed the first great advance of the clothing revolution that is now reaching its peak. By 1918, as a result of the decisive importance of the United States at the end of World War I,…

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