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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Elizabeth Tomlin

Elizabeth is the author of Joyful Momentum: Building and Sustaining Vibrant Women’s Groups (Ave Maria Press), General Counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and director of stewardship for the Military Council of Catholic Women, where she previously served as the president and as director of faith formation. Elizabeth is a catechist and speaker, and blogs at

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Hope  |  Scripture Study  |  reading the Bible

Leading with Hope

Have you ever met someone who traverses adversity without losing hope? Miriam is such a person, and she imparts hope to us. Born into slavery in Egypt, Miriam was the older sister of Moses and Aaron. Her name is derived from the Hebrew words for “bitterness” or “rebellion,” and it may have reflected a cultural disposition toward bitterness because of Pharaoh’s maltreatment—including his attempted genocide of the Hebrew children, which Miriam and others actively resisted (Ex 1:15–16). In so doing, holy women such as Miriam “kept alive the hope of Israel’s salvation,” as the Catechism notes (CCC 46).

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Almsgiving  |  Lent activities  |  prayer

10 Ways to Walk Through Lent with your Sisters in Christ

During the liturgical season of Lent, we faithful are asked to seek the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to practice self-control through fasting, and to serve by giving alms. Lent is an ideal season to travel through with your parish’s women’s group because when we partner with friends in praying, fasting, and almsgiving, we keep each other on track, bear each other’s burdens, and deepen our faith and friendships.

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6 Ways to Get the Most out of a Virtual Event

While we can't replicate in-person connections through digital means, Elizabeth Tomlin explains how we can make the most of virtual conferences.

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