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Mary, Mother of God

When it comes to celebrations, the Catholic Church knows what it is doing. Its entire calendar centers upon these celebrations, helping us, as time-bound beings, to call to mind the centrality of our faith in our everyday lives. Although its year begins and ends on a different schedule than the secular calendar, this difference is … Continue reading Mary, Mother of God

The Endow Podcast

The Endow Podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius. What’s on your mind and heart? Let our host Simone Rizkallah know by emailing her at [email protected] Want to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by emailing [email protected] or check out the website at www.endowgroups.org.

Knowing Your Mission: Catholic Entrepreneurship

Before Be A Heart was my business, it was my blog. I started it to write about my experience of “being a heart – nothing but a heart” in the slums of Brazil. It was about compassion and learning how to love others more deeply and selflessly. After living there for a year and a half, I moved to NewYork and continued blogging about that transition and how I tried to continue living that same idea in the fast paced city.

Our Lady of Sorrows is the Cause of Our Joy

This week we’ll celebrate two important feasts: the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on September 14, and the following day, September 15, we’ll remember Our Lady of Sorrows. Two days linked forever in meaning, inseparable, poignant.

Through the Eyes of the Saints | Saint Monica

The canonized women who are mothers add to our altars a special kind of incense – a two-fold fragrance of motherhood, both natural and spiritual. The very definition of their sainthood reveals that the life of the soul was sacrosanct to them, and that while they nurtured the physical life of their children, it was eternal life which they desired to impart above all.

Through the Eyes of the Saints | Saint Josemaria Escriva, Prophet of Everyday Holiness

The young Spanish priest had felt in his prayer an unidentified urging for several years, a vague call, a sense of something more. On October 2, 1928, while pondering some notes in his journal, Fr. Josemaría Escrivá suddenly saw it: the ‘call within a call’ such as Mother Teresa had received. He saw his mission clearly and definitely – to open a new path to holiness, a way of living out the universal Christian vocation in the midst of the world by sanctifying the everyday and the ordinary.

Through the Eyes of the Saints | Saint Rita of Cascia

It was year 1450, and it the first Holy Year declared in the Church. Lay and religious pilgrims joyfully converged upon Rome – including a band of Augustinian nuns from Cascia, in the region of Umbria in central Italy known for it’s saints, as the birthplace of St. Benedict and St. Francis.Among them was an elderly nun, weak and exhausted from the long journey, but rejoicing to be the great Holy City. Little did Rita of Cascia know that 650 years later, during another Jubilee year, she would return to Rome – or, her mortal remains would – by police helicopter, to be venerated by pilgrims and the Pope himself, in honor of the 100th anniversary of her own canonization.

Celebrating Moms

This Mother’s Day, join Endow and the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles in celebrating all mothers – the moms who gave us life and the spiritual mothers who have carried us through it. If you need help showing your mom a little extra love this Mother’s Day, we’ve got your back


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