I'm Mary, a homeschooling mom of five kids and the founder of Humble Housewives.
At the age of eleven, while studying to enter the Church, I discovered that the Catholic Church was the only true Church founded by Jesus, and I finally felt at home. The Catechism teachings were deeper and more beautiful than anything I had ever read before, and I knew in my soul that it was the truth.
Years later, I fell out of the habit of daily prayer and became a "spiritual sloth," leading me to doubt some of the Church's teachings. But a YouTube video by an exorcist priest talking about Harry Potter caught my attention, and I soon found myself binge-watching Father Chad Ripperger's conferences. His talks about "Our Times" shook me to my core and made me realize that I had been too focused on material things and had given little care to my soul. I resolved to work harder on my spiritual life, and turned to St. Joseph for help.
I started a novena to St. Joseph and discovered the writings of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, which taught me about St. Joseph's humility and purity, surpassing all saints except for Mary. Then I did a second novena to place myself under the protection of his holy cloak. St. Joseph must have been directing me to his holy spouse, as I soon discovered Venerable Mary of Agreda, who gave me a whole new understanding of humility through her book, The Mystical City of God.
I launched Humble Housewives to encourage other moms in prayer and imitation of Mary: the greatest creature and most humble of all creation. Mary embraced poverty and suffering, and knew the value of staying at home to care for her family. Mary is the best role model for women and men alike to live a truly Christian life.
I’ll share advice from the saints and my personal experiences to show other moms that they too can learn to pray and strive to imitate Our Lady. If you find this website helpful, please say a Hail Mary for me and share it with someone you know. Thank you, and God bless you!
Disclaimer: I am just an ordinary Catholic mom who writes without Church supervision. While I strive to discern the Holy Spirit's guidance, I do make mistakes. However, we can always trust in the truth of the Sacred Magisterium and the Holy Scriptures. Study your Bible and Catechism and hold fast to the truth!
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✠ This website is consecrated to the Holy Family, Venerable Mary of Agreda, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, and St. Michael the Archangel on this feast of the Apparition of St. Michael, May 8th, 2020.