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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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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Week 2

Chapter 1 Pages 38-49 Mama taught me to Love Our Lord Jesus Christ https://youtu.be/usn5n1mQZKw Week 2 Questions Please share your thoughts at the bottom of the page in the Discussion Forum. Question 1 Though sad, the peaceful, serene death of Dona Lucilia was surely a consolation to Dr. Plinio. It was the loss, however,…

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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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