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…

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Week 18

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 Messaging with a Truly Catholic Lady https://youtu.be/ez1qXBts3HY Week 18 Questions Question 1 Gratitude, the forgotten virtue, was always remembered by Dona Lucilia. It is not possible to tell her story without including many incidents. At one point she urged Plinio to "lose no opportunity to show your gratitude…

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Week 17

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 Midlife “Crisis” vs Lucilian Wisdom https://youtu.be/w4EfBdmEifMWeek 17 QuestionsQuestion 1It was that time in Brazil when "It was considered shameful for a man to openly proclaim himself a Catholic."Plinio, to the great relief of Dona Lucilia, had early on made the decision to continue in the path…

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Week 16

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 2 Goals and 10 Tips for Parenting Teenagers https://youtu.be/-DuvCPewYN4Week 16 QuestionsQuestion 1Dona Lucilia was always vigilant regarding the well-being of her children. Plinio's health was a constant concern. His progress and achievements at school were very important to her, stressing how these efforts would "... draw down God's…

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Week 15

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 Parenting through the Revolution: Affection, detachment and a clear line of right and wrong https://youtu.be/nEj14JelwfMWeek 15 QuestionsQuestion 1Children can suffer a great deal from misunderstandings and injustices. How important is it to give a fair hearing and help a child resolve important and troubling issues?Question 2Dona Lucilia…

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Week 14

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 Martyrdom of Silence, Sweetness and Severity https://youtu.be/7iujFkoKKBQWeek 13 Questions Question 1"My son, the times are very evil and you are very young... I want you to know that I would rather see you dead than gone astray."Dona Lucilia's story will unfold more and more just how great…

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Week 13

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 Marvellous Tales: “Dona Lucilia – Teach us how to tell stories!” https://youtu.be/DMzIE709s1AWeek 13 QuestionsQuestion 1The poses of Dona Lucilia and her siblings in the portrait, are, no doubt, typical of a style of photography at that time, including the absence of smiles. Her brother to the…

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Week 12

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 A Mother's Choice: Mediocrity or the Marvellous https://youtu.be/cLGxlGAFEJo Week 12 Questions Question 1 The poses of Dona Lucilia and her siblings in the portrait, are, no doubt, typical of a style of photography at that time, including the absence of smiles. Her brother to the left…

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Week 11

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 The Impact of a Truly Catholic Lady https://youtu.be/RZBrhkfncwk Week 11 Questions Question 1 Dona Lucilia returns. The greetings exchanged with the staff are filled with warmth and joy. This was at a time when "... familial spirit still pervaded the relations between the social classes with profound goodwill." These…

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Week 10

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 What will a Lady be like in the Reign of Mary? https://youtu.be/v6Jn8du9mog Week 10 Questions Question 1 1.  It had been established that Dona Lucilia was known in her own family setting as a pillar of kindness, sound advice and solace. Though it was a time when…

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Week 9

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 A Mother’s Choice: Mediocrity or the Marvellous https://youtu.be/vSTHwO5KhAEWeek 9 QuestionsQuestion 1It is difficult, really, to imagine that the Polish Count and his wife had genuine expectations of adopting little Plinio and taking him home with them. They no doubt were enchanted with this most unusual child.…

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Week 8

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 How does a Lady with Grandeur of Soul Suffer? https://youtu.be/G8DMT5QkpCQ Week 8 Questions Question 1 Anyone who has any experience with the pain of gall bladder attacks knows how totally consuming and incapacitating they are. It was only extreme virtue that would allow Dona Lucilia to…

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Week 7

Chapter 2 (Part 1) Pages 51 - 64 10 Qualities a Lady needs to become a "Serene Queen of her Home' https://youtu.be/lM6Ho7fGRzk Week 7 Questions Question 1 Dona Lucilia's father, Dr. Antonio, had a mystical presentiment about his death occurring during the year 1909. Though the year had almost ended, this illustrious and beloved…

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Week 5

AUDIO React! https://youtu.be/dPK7mVuyuHQ Week 5 Questions Question 1 Dona Lucilia's era - the refinement, the serenity - seems picture perfect, and it was the ideal setting for her to grow into the person she was to become. It is hard to realize that our time is also perfect - that is, perfect for us, since…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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“Dona Lucilia, save my husband!”

​Highlights of Dona Lucilia’s Intercession Under the Maternal Protection of a Lilac Shawl Heralds of the Gospel Magazine, November 2019 “Dona Lucilia, save my husband!” Grateful for so many benefits obtained through the intercession of Dona Lucilia, Maria Cristina Martins, of São Paulo, does not neglect to acknowledge the help of this maternal lady:…

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Week 1

Introduction (Pages 33 - 35) Introduction: 1968 - The Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Photos https://youtu.be/fghCl52RBYEWeek 1 QuestionsQuestion 1Consider the following three factors comparatively: St. John Bosco lived such a public life that his virtues were evident to many. Because of the very private life of St. Therese, her life and virtues became known only…

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Week 6

AUDIO A Counter-Revolutionary Perspective https://youtu.be/060rrHPj4Zg Week 6 Questions Please share your thoughts at the bottom of the page in the Discussion Forum. Question 1 Dona Lucilia saw her father as an instrument of the Holy Spirit in directing her life. Combined with her own determination that fulfillment of the Will of God was the…

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