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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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THANK YOU, Catholic to the Max, for gifting our family with this painting of Saint Joseph!
Use code ‘PHILOTHEA20’ for 20% off all of their Saint Joseph items!

To the other Saints, the Lord seems to have given grace to help us in some of our necessities. But my experience is that St. Joseph helps us in them all; also that the Lord wishes to teach us that, as He was subject on earth to Saint Joseph, so in heaven He now does all that Joseph asks. I only request whoever will not believe me will test the truth of what I say, for he will see by experience how great a blessing it is to recommend oneself to this glorious patriarch and to be devoted to him.
-St. Teresa of Avila

This is the Year of Saint Joseph! How beautiful is it that God chose us to be in this time in history to experience the Solemnity of Saint Joseph in the Year of Saint Joseph? It is a gift! Ask Saint Joseph to surprise you with gifts and graces today!

Last month Mike and I made our Consecration to Jesus through Saint Joseph for the second time. Since praying it the first time I have wanted an image of Saint Joseph in our home. I felt an even deeper desire for one after we finished our second consecration. We have entrusted everything to him and to the Holy Family – ourselves, our belongings, and our home. We wanted an image of him to remind us to trust in God just like he did.

The first place I looked was Catholic to the Max. This beautiful company is where I purchased all of the images we had blessed at our wedding Mass and that now hang in our home! They are, hands down, my favorite company to purchase religious images from.

I found THIS image of the Holy Family on their site and knew it was the one I wanted front and center in our home! They sent it to us and it is even more beautiful in person! The minute I saw it I told Mike, “this image is going to lead to conversions.” It is powerful!

Catholic to the Max is generously offering all of you 20% their Saint Joseph items with code ‘PHILOTHEA20‘! HERE is the link to all of their Saint Joseph items! I love THIS ONE and THIS ONE, too! And HERE is a link to the image we have in our home, as well as a smaller version of it HERE!

We hope you have a beautiful Solemnity of Saint Joseph! May he bless you, guide you, and protect you today and always!

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