New Course - Woman of the Household

The Gift of Kissing

The Gift of Kissing

“The physical kiss should be offered or accepted only for fixed and honest reasons.” Aelred of Rievaulx It seems to me that the topic of kissing calls for some clear thinking and straight talking. Kissing is clearly a gift to all of us. It is something of nature,...
Hearing the Way to Life

Hearing the Way to Life

“Hearing is the way to life…” Thomas Aquinas The five external senses are an astounding gift, with a uniquely rich role in life. And the action of each of them can stand for something even more profound than their primary usage. We speak of seeing, or of...
When a Woman Says Yes

When a Woman Says Yes

“…for a common life is above all things natural to the female and to the male.” Aristotle, Oeconomica One telling aspect of a marriage proposal is that the man usually has a bit to say. Even if he doesn’t actually put it all into words, he needs to be ready to...
Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

“Courage: in all circumstances the ability to judge rightly about the nature and extent of dangers.” “For instance, when Homer makes Odysseus strike himself on the chest, and ‘call his heart to order,’ saying: ‘Prudence my heart, you have put up with fouler than...

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