Grace Elaine Brown

planning your catholic wedding

How I Planned my Dream Catholic Wedding for Less than $10,000

The way people celebrate weddings nowadays is super expensive. When I got married, I was a college student marrying a recent college graduate, so I did not have much money to work with. At the end of the day. you don’t need all of the expensive bells and whistles wedding vendors tell you that you need …

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MOVIES FOR CATHOLIC DATE NIGHT

23 Brilliant (And Mostly Clean) Catholic Date Night Movies [On Netflix Fall 2021]

It’s date night and you’re searching for a movie. The scroll through Netflix feels endless (you’re pretty sure this is what purgatory is like) and you haven’t seen a single movie that y’all—a Catholic couple trying to enjoy your one movie date night a week—would both enjoy watching. You scroll past the politically-charged movies and …

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september catholic devotion our lady of sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows: How to Observe this Powerful Catholic Devotion for September

“[34] And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; [35] And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.” “”For the fall”: Christ came for …

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11 Super unglamorous Postpartum things you need

Before going through it, I had no idea what to expect postpartum. Folks warned me about postpartum depression and the exhaustion that comes with feedings every 2 hours. They gave me breastfeeding suggestions and told me stories of dropping their babies (yikes). But most of the time people talked about the transition from pregnancy to …

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You Don’t Need To Go To College (This Could Save You Thousands of dollars)

How Dare you Underestimate the Importance of a Classical Education? Okay, boomer (it’s a joke!) Let’s get a definition out there: Classical Education: a form of education based in the traditions of Western culture, with a particular focus on education as understood and taught in Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages. Thanks, Wikipedia. If you …

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She Was Born Three Weeks Early! My Bradley Birth Story (Pitocin, Preeclampsia, and Birth Plans Awry)

Saying the birth of Abigail didn’t go according to my perfectly laid birth plan would be quite an understatement. Caleb and I learned everything there is to know about natural childbirth through about 9 weeks of Bradley Method classes. (I highly recommend the Bradley Method, y’all. It was an amazing learning process and incredibly stress-relieving during …

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When to Pray The Angelus: How, When, & who Should Pray This Powerful (yet Simple) Prayer

Praying the Angelus is an excellent devotion for those of us (like me) who need to focus on taking life one day at a time. “Give us this day our daily bread!” It helps me ask myself: ‘what is it, Lord, that you’re asking me to do today?’ The Angelus is one of my favorite …

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The BEST Examination of Conscience Every Catholic Should Be Using

I’ve suffered from scrupulosity for as long as I’ve known about the Sacrament of Penance and mortal sin. I’m not going to lie to you. There have been a couple times I’ve remembered an unconfessed sin riiiight before Father granted me absolution and snuck that sin in really fast.  But there have also been times …

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marrying young and why you should do it

The Complete Catholic Guide to Getting Married Young💍

Young Marriage = Divorce (a Lie) With the prevalence of divorce in the world today, many young people ask themselves: ‘Why should I get married young?’ Their concern often hinges on the assumption that the younger you get married, the greater the chance your marriage flops. But where is the logic in that? Divorces do …

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Catholics Should Absolutely be Bowing At The Name Of Jesus!

One big difference protestants notice at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is all the bowing and kneeling. For some reason or another, prostrating oneself to the Lord has stopped by many Christians. Or it’s been replaced by swaying and raising hands to God in more charasmatic circles. (No comment from me about Catholics who’d …

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