At the Catholic Women for Christ Conference on Saturday, I did a lot of shopping. I mean a lot of shopping. I was a kid in a candy store, going from Catholic vendor to Catholic vendor and handing over my Visa. If I only had another $200 on me, I easily would have spent it.
Having two small children, I don’t get the opportunity to visit our local Catholic Supply store often. And when I do, I’m constantly saying, “you can’t wear that rosary,” or ”put down the statue,” or “don’t eat the prayer card…well looks like I am buying that prayer card,” or the best, “put Jesus down!” So when you have the opportunity to shop without kids, you buy. And you buy a lot.
I was able to get all my Easter shopping done there which was a huge blessing. I really like to make sure my girls get something religious for Easter in their basket. Because if you didn’t know, Easter is about more than just chocolate folks. There is this guy named Jesus, and He rose from the dead, ya all.
My most exciting purchase however was the Youcat. If you don’t know about this amazing gem, you really need to check it out. Youcat is the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. Okay, I know, I know what you are thinking? I am not a youth. (I am 32.) But it really doesn’t matter. The Youcat was written in a way that makes the Catechism. There are color photos, artwork along the bottom and columned text that make this very visually attractive.
I love how the Youcat follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church by clearing answering the deep questions and adding Biblical reference. But I also love how it adds quotes on the page as well. The Youcat is rich, very rich and I’m so pleased with this purchase.
And the Pope is backing this Youcat too! So grab a copy for your house so you can understand and defend the faith.
excerpt from Youcat, page 228.
418: What is the significance of the child in a marriage?
A child is a creature and a gift of God, which comes to earth through the love of his parents (2378, 2398)
“Every child is precious. Every child is a creature of God.” Bl. Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)