St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962)
The TV show series Desperate Housewives has ended and I can proudly say that I have never watched a single episode.
However, I’ll be the first to admit that society is onto us Catholic housewives.
Really! Yes, we stay-at-home moms truly are the desperate types, only not in the way that our sexually polluted culture wants you to believe.
No, we pine for something far more grand and ambitious, for that which nothing worldly can satisfy: we want God and we burn for holiness both for ourselves and our families.
We are housewives desperate for sanctification.
Take that, society. Everything presented on that show (judging by its silly posters alone) is droll in comparison.
History provides us with examples of holy married women who embody this holy longing in their vocations.
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