The Home: Where We Live Our Faith
We often turn off our faith when we exit church on Sunday. And yet, it’s those other six days of the week that really challenge us to grow in faith. We’re called to live out our faith each and every day—and that starts at home.
How we live at home IS how we live. It’s how we witness to the world around us. If we aren’t living our faith at home, how can we be truly integrated Catholics?
How to Make Christ the Center of Your Home
The home is where many of us first come to know God. The home is where we grow in virtue. The home is where we live out our vocation. That’s why it’s so important to make our homes a vibrant place for growing closer to God.
Whether married, single, or an empty-nester, we all need to make our homes domestic churches.
This 21-day series helps you grow in holiness through habits and practices that you can implement in everyday life to make your home Christ-centered.
Fr. Joseph Matlak, along with our writers, will offer actionable advice on living a life of daily worship, such as:
- Growing closer as a family through regular family prayer (Day 2)
- How you can—and should—live a liturgical life without leaving your home (Day 6)
- Why you need a home altar…and how to incorporate it into your daily routine (Day 11)
- How to transform chores from a necessary burden into a source of family unity and spiritual growth (Day 14)
- How forgiveness is crucial to cultivating strong relationships with your family, friends, and God (Day 20)
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The home is where we grow in holiness. Start building your domestic church today.
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Father Joseph Matlak
Fr. Joseph Matlak serves as Administrator of St. Basil the Great Eastern Catholic Parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as Chaplain of Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. He was born in Dunstable, England. His undergraduate studies in Ancient History at King’s College London led him to focus on the history and theology of Byzantium. He completed priestly formation for the Eparchy of St. Josaphat at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 2015 at St. Josaphat Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. Fr. Matlak has a unique priesthood in that he has faculties to celebrate Holy Mass according to the Roman Rite, as well as the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite. This has imbued him with a deep appreciation for the catholicity of the Church. Among other things, he enjoys traveling, film, theater, music, and history.
Peter Gohn, a proud Irish Catholic and Massachusetts native, studied History and Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He then spent several years teaching at Christ the King Catholic High School near Charlotte, North Carolina, while also working as a freelance editor. He joined The Catholic Company in 2017 and became a key member of the Good Catholic project soon after it was launched. When not writing, Peter is likely to be found re-reading his many books, playing his piano, or watching Boston sports. His deep love of ancient and medieval history lends itself to unpacking the many rich traditions of our Catholic faith. He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Whitney Hetzel and her husband, James, have been married for thirty-three years. They have nine children ranging in age from twelve to thirty-two. Whitney, who has been homeschooling for twenty-seven years, is an exercise enthusiast who enjoys blogging about health and fitness over at 9 Kid Fitness. But her real passion is discussing faith, family, and the challenges of putting one foot in front of the other on a daily basis, all of which she writes about at Catholic Company Magazine and the Good Catholic blog. Whitney has a B.A. in English and Journalism from Indiana University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Saint Louis University.