This is the first annual event hosted by the Institute for Human Ecology in honor of Saint Scholastica on a theme relating to the Benedictine motto “Ora et labora.” Our discussion this year, which is co-hosted by the Catholic Information Center, will focus on how to bring holiness into both work and prayer in the home.
The Church calls our homes to be “the Church in miniature.” How do we go about making the home a space that fosters holiness in the everyday? Our panelists will discuss how to live liturgically the different facets of home life. From how to effectively feast and fast to creating a “little oratory” in your home to bringing to life the different seasons of the Church through art, the panelists will offer practical wisdom that you can use to bring the beauty of the Faith into your daily home life
A recording is available here.
Michaela Harrison and Jeremiah Harrison founded the website Liturgy of the Home, a website which offers resources to Catholic families to help bring the liturgy alive through beautiful hand-drawn works of art highlighting the saints and seasons of the Church. They live with their children in Oklahoma, where they are inspired by the Benedictine monks living near them.
Leila Marie Lawler is a wife, mother of seven, and grandmother of many, living in central Massachusetts. Leila practices “kitchen-sink philosophy” at her popular blog, Like mother, Like daughter, a website offering practical and theoretical insight into all aspects of daily life. She has authored a number of books including her three-volume work The Summa Domestica: Order and Wonder in the Home and served as coauthor of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home. Lawler encourages all audiences to commit to the renewal of family life.
Jay W. Richards is the William E. Simon senior research fellow in Heritage’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society. He is the author of numerous books including Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul. Dr. Richards’ work has been covered by many media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the National Catholic Register. His research areas include public policy, economics, and culture, as well as the environment, natural science, and technology.