Deus Vult

A blog by and for young Catholics


Concluding Proverbs 31

Give her the fruits of her hands: let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 The Valiant woman strives to fulfill her God-given purpose of womanhood. She is Godly, hopeful, hardworking, honest, and generous, among many other excellent qualities. But after all that work, what is there in store for the Proverbs 31 […]

The Valiant Woman Speaks

“She hath opened her mouth in wisdom: and the law of clemency is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:26 Only once does Proverbs 31:10-31 mention the valiant woman speaking. Throughout the passage she is always described acting, doing, or being, but not talking. Then, finally, one sentence is dedicated to her speech. It is brief and […]

A Message for Mother’s Day

Your morning alarm kicks on, its erratic beeping jolting you awake. You groan, glare at the clock, then flop over onto your other side. As you squeeze your eyes shut, you hope that one of your siblings will turn it off for you. Suddenly a thought strikes you, and before you have time to blink […]

More on Proverbs 31: The Generous Woman

“She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor.” Prov. 31:20 Every verse in Proverbs 31:10-31 addresses a special quality of Godly womanhood. One verse, which we will focus on today (Prov. 31:20), is dedicated to generosity. Sacrifice is a key virtue in Catholicism, so it is only […]

The Veil

How many of you girls and ladies wear a veil to Mass? I’m sure you know what I mean by a veil in this context – some of us use lace mantillas, some wear hats, others prefer dainty bandanas or infinity scarves, but the theme is the same; the veil I’m talking about is a […]

Living Proverbs 31: The Industrious Woman

“She hath sought wool and flax and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands. She is like a merchant’s ship: she bringeth her bread from afar. And she hath risen in the night and given a prey to her household and victuals to her maidens…with the fruit of her hands she hath planted a […]

Applying Proverbs 31: The Hopeful Woman

Here is the next part in our Proverbs 31 series! If you have read the previous posts (find links to those at the end of this post) then you are ready to dive into this very meaningful portion of the Bible. Today, let’s look at one of the many attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman, […]

Approaching Proverbs 31: The Godly Woman

A while back, we made a post introducing Proverbs chapter 31 verses 10-31. For the first part of the series, let’s look at the most important attribute of the Catholic girl or woman: Godliness. “…The woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 Proverbs 31:30 in its full text reads, “Favour is […]

An Introduction to Proverbs 31

How many self-help guides are out there telling one how to “be you”? Girls, if you are looking for a guide to finding “who you really are” or rather who God calls you to be, try Proverbs 31:10-31! These twenty-one verses of the Old Testament are a collection of the attributes of the ideal woman […]

Three Sentences

I have exactly that for you all today: three sentences. They are the words of Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and are some of the most important words girls and women need to hear today. “When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble […]

Inspiring Femininity

Young ladies, in a world so set against femininity as God has willed it, it is good to hear inspiring words about the womanly vocation. Here are some quotes to brighten your walk in the path to perfection through embracing God’s will for your role in this life. “Who shall find a valiant woman? Far […]

Mary: Our Role Model

Who is your role model? Who do you admire and want to imitate above everyone else? There are so many great and beautiful women for us to look up to, it can be hard to decide who is the best – that is, until we think of Mary! Mary is the perfect role model for […]

Modesty and Girls Today

Every girl wants to look pretty. We wouldn’t be feminine if we didn’t have a longing deep inside of us to be admired by others, to be told we are beautiful, and to know it is true. But what is beauty? I do not mean just prettiness or attractiveness, but something deeper. The word “beautiful”, […]

Femininity Not Feminism: A History of the Church and Women

Femininity, or the traits of womanhood, has it’s roots deep in history, beginning with the creation of woman. God made man, and saw that everything was ” very good” (Gen. 1:31). It didn’t take long, however, for God to see man was lonely, so God decided to give man “a help like unto himself” (Gen. […]

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