7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 21May2021

Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.

So here’s…

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.

Happy Pentecost Weekend Image via Unsplash.
  1. The ultimate trauma is loss of our earthly lives. All the things we do to avoid the fear of this inevitability, however, often lead us down paths to living deaths. Rebecca Martin is at Catholic Mom with fiction to help us: Reading Memento Mori.
  2. Another great installment in Charlene Bader’s series on Mary’s Seven Sorrows: Sorrow, Suffering, and the Desire to be Touched. She includes an acknowledgement towards those of us who have been more harmed than helped by touch in this life.
  3. A lot of trauma survivors use busyness as a maladaptive coping mechanism (this is me, raising my hand). Ginny Kochis gives us a great post in “You Aren’t Lazy: There’s No Shame is Rest.”
  4. “Blessed are the meek” means that God has blessings in store for those who know when to say no. Meg Hunter-Kilmer is at Alateia with Saints Who Had to Set Boundaries.
  5. Margaret Rose Realy has a poignant and brutally honest piece at Catholic Mom: Hoping to Attach to Our Mother of Hope.
  6. Have you taken the quiz yet? Find your rut-busting Beatitude and get your free custom-chosen chapter of the book handily mentioned in the item below…
  7. Ending with a cheerful reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for preorder.

It doesn’t want to embed here, but for this week’s audiovisual, I’m delighted to share with you my Facebook Live over at Catholic Mom, where I talked about Mary, Mother to the Mother-wounded.

And now go give Kelly and her 7QTs a look see!

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