THE MONICA SOCIETY | DOMESTIC SPIRITUALITY
"The family finds in the plan of God the Creator and Redeemer not only its identity, what it is, but also its mission, what it can and should do." ~ Pope John Paul, II.
Domestic Spirituality.
Awise woman respects the sanctity of her home, and she works diligently to cultivate the sacred space within it.

As both givers and nurturers of life, women instinctually prioritize their home lives. Even as dual income families have become the norm in contemporary culture, women most often assume responsibility for the majority of domestic duties. While some would argue that the "second shift" phenomenon is the result of outdated mores, others have noticed the simple reality that it is most often the woman who voluntarily concerns herself with home life.

Although the art of homemaking is not often reflected upon, let alone taught, in today's society, it takes only a moment's pause to realize the significance of the home to those whom we are called to give ourselves. The home is a sanctuary in every sense of the word. It is a place of refuge and shelter from the demands of the outer world. Within its walls, the family finds comfort, rest, nourishment, and care. At its very essence, the home provides the context in which love, health, and life are nurtured.

A woman's home is truly a reflection of the balance and peace that resides within her spirit. When a home is chaotic or neglected, it is difficult, if not impossible, for its family members to draw life from it. Because the home provides the context for the very gifts of life a woman offers to those she loves, it is a place that is worthy of honor and respect. As such, it is also worthy of her prioritized attentiveness.