Preparing the children for First Holy Communion – November 19, 1917

Mama was the Beacon Preparing the children for First Holy Communion The years were passing by, the children were maturing, and it was almost time for them to make their First Holy Communion. The atmosphere of authentic piety and ardent faith that Dona Lucilia created at home was the best preparation that there could be. Her overflowing kindness helped the youngsters understand that Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who had shed all of His Precious Blood for the salvation of souls, loved them infinitely more than even their own…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part X

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part X Here is the "Tenth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's New Insights on the Gospels that complements this commandment and a video from the book study to illustrate the principle further. For the first eight commandments visit the blog index:  Tenth Commandment Choose a good priest — a good priest who will know how to help your child in his or her difficulties of…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part IX

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part IX Here is the "Ninth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude and a video from the book study to illustrate the principle further. For the first eight commandments visit the blog index: Ninth Commandment Help each child to love the Eucharist and be devoted to Mary because it is…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part VIII

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part VIII Here is the "Eighth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude and a video to illustrate the principle further. For the first seven commandments visit the blog index: Eighth Commandment A child should never be punished or scolded when a parent is upset or angry. In the Heralds we…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part VII

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part VII Here is the "Seventh Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude and a video from the book study to illustrate the principle further. For the first six commandments visit the blog index: Seventh Commandment Never deceive your children to get out of a tight situation. Therefore, you should not mislead…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part VI

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part VI Here is the "Sixth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude and a video from the book study to illustrate the principle further. For the first five commandments visit the blog index: Sixth Commandment Do not provoke your children to anger (Eph. 6:4). To provoke the anger of children is not…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part V

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part V Here is the "Fifth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude and a video from the book study to illustrate the principle further. For the first four commandments visit the blog index: Fifth Commandment Be vigilant with regard to your children's companions, reading materials, shows and entertainment: how many offenses…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part IV

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part IV Here is the "Fourth Commandment for the Education of Children"  from a homily by Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, with an excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude. For the first three commandments visit the blog index:  Fourth Commandment Children must be educated in respect to Our Lord’s teachings on love and fear.To love what is good: it is necessary to know how to attract the…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part III

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part III Many Saints and also many Popes in the history of the Church have dedicated themselves to writing some points to help parents educate their children. The founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, made a summary of some of these points in a homily, calling them a decalogue for the education of children, as they contain some of the principle points for the good education of children.Here is the "Third Commandment" with an…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children – Part II

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part II Here is the "Second Commandment" and another excerpt from Msgr. João's biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude. For the "First Commandment", go here: https://donalucilia.com/10-commandments-for-the-education-of-children/ Second Commandment Parents must harmonize authority with gentleness. The idea that the father should be as an ordinary friend as possible to his children is idiotic. Parents to a certain extent and up to a certain age represent God to their children. Children, looking at their parents, begin…

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“10 Commandments” for the Education of Children

"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children Many Saints and also many Popes in the history of the Church have dedicated themselves to writing some points to help parents educate their children. The founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, made a summary of some of these points in a homily, calling them a decalogue for the education of children, as they contain some of the principle points for the good education of children.But why is this important? And how does it affect…

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Current Concept False Goodness

Current Concept of False Goodness Some badly understood attributes are added to the thoughts about goodness today... - "Spontaneity", "naturality", "sincerity": these dispositions of soul lead one to avoid making an effort, thinking, employing the will and maintaining self control. They Induce free rein to sensation, fantasy, extravagance and in the end give free rein to everything! The television, that excites, by its nature kills the book that invites one to reflection. Ideas will become weakened and with them so does vocabulary. Speaking is reduced, in certain circles,…

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The Restoration of Indissolubility in Marriage

Purity, Virginity and Honour! In order for the restoration of indissolubility (in marriage) to be viable, it is necessary to first restore, in countless souls, the yearning for seriousness, austerity and mortification. Yes, and something else, which is expressed by a word as sweet as honey, as perfumed as a lily, but which detonates today like a bomb. That word is: purity. And it is followed closely by two sisters, no less sweet, no less gentle, but with even greater detonation power. These are: virginity and honour. Plinio…

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Mandolin Music

Candour, Goodness and Solitude Among her domestic pastimes, we find her devoted at an early age to music, an art that reflected her own style of relating to others, overflowing with innocence. In addition to mastering the piano with ease, she was also fond of the mandolin. Her delicate fingers glided gracefully over the stringed instrument with its mother-of-pearl inlay, a gift from her father which she lovingly cherished for all of her 92 years. (Dona Lucilia p.82) The Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425, Antonio Vivaldi - 1725 The pieces performed by…

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Have you Every Experienced Such a Place?

Have you experienced such a place? “Everything in this family runs with the regularity of the great pendulum of the staircase clock, where “tick” is answered by “tock” in an oscillation no hastier at night than during the day.” https://videos.files.wordpress.com/fMteCwdJ/serene-queen-of-the-home_hd.mp4 If you think of all the homes you have visited in the last year, or for that matter in your lifetime, how many could you honestly say were of the level that Fr. Royo Marin, OP, is referring to in chapter 3 of Dona Lucilia when he speaks…

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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 found in Sao Paulo. Until we reached a certain age, Mother used to ask our housekeeper, Fräulein Mathilde, to take us to these stores and make us choose our favorite toys, telling us at…

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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, sometimes, on the way to adulthood, during university studies. It is at this time that young people come in contact with new ideas and tendencies, will confront the current way of life, and either…

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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 character."Considering these words of Dr. Plinio, how should we, as truly Catholic ladies, adjust our clothing according to the occasion, our age and our state of life, in order to act in a Counter-Revolutionary…

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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 dressing in a truly Catholic and Lucilian fashion.As we reflect on what modesty is, we come to the question of what is meant by purity. There is a basic principle of Christian purity, which…

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Week 4

Chapter 2 (Part 2) Pages 64 - 77 Admiration in the Family: Innocence & Hierarchy https://youtu.be/VKl8wXT-Wfs Week 4 Questions Question 1 Dona Lucilia's immense admiration for her father was based not only on natural affection, but also on the public reputation he had gained through his many achievements. This developed in Lucilia the ability to admire uprightness and honour. How would that have shown itself in the person she was to become - would she have determined to instill those qualities in her own children - what examples,…

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