This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

What do Catholic trauma survivors need? This week’s resources

Inclusion does not equal endorsement of concept, source, writer, etc.

Update: My Domestic Church has taken over the weekly 7 Quick Takes. I’ll try linking up there.

Want to be more like Joe? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude or take Self-Control 101. Image: Unsplash

  1. First up: if you still aren’t in the Lenten spirit or have already bombed at every penance you promised, I have opened up a private community on Facebook for people who want to spend their Lenten practice on creating intentional relationships where we can go for support when we are tempted to reach for those things not of God. Get heard at Heard Mentality.
  2. “Reality is the only place to find God.” Helen Syski writes at Catholic Mom about how our limitations are love notes from God.
  3. I don’t love everything in this article, so there’s that, but here’s a piece on how adverse childhood experiences in just one individual can lead to world war.
  4. I know the meaning of suffering is a struggle-filled topic for us trauma survivors. Still, Rebecca Martin (All Things New editor, btw) writes at Catholic Mom about that very topic in Flat Tires and Unexpected Graces.
  5. Last week was the feast of St. Frances of Rome. She’s the patroness of automobile drivers, but you might also want to read her story if you, too, could use a sensate experience of angelic protection & provision.
  6. Adverse childhood experiences have a negative effect on brain function. Here are some things you can do (or not do, as the case may be) to lessen those negative effects.
  7. Ending with your weekly reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for purchase. Already read your copy? Leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads (please, leave a review–it takes courage, but it helps the people who need the message find it), and don’t forget to link up with this month’s An Open Book from Carolyn Astfalk & Catholic Mom.

This week’s AV: we haven’t heard from Dr. Ramani in a while, have we?

Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.

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