About

Hi there! So glad you stopped by! Let me tell you a little about myself and why I started this blog, Finer Femininity.

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I am a Catholic wife and mother. I have been married to my husband, Vincent, for over 30 years and we have eleven children and 23 grandchildren…and growing!

We are a lively bunch….intense, you could call us. 🙂

For myself, besides my passion for my family, I am focused and zealous about what I do here. My goal is to help women return to the Sense of the Sacred….in every facet of life!

When I was young, I wanted to become a wife and have several children. It was my dream. I wanted to raise children, to have a great influence on them!

I needed tools, though. So I rolled up my sleeves and began to read. Books have formed me; they are my mentors, my friends. And I didn’t read just anything. I read books that spoke of an old-fashioned goodness and wholesomeness….Books written by great authors of old, by saints, by parents who were successful, wives who had good relationships, mothers who had been there, done that.

I am here to share with you these tidbits that I learned from….Morsels that will help you and your loved ones keep on that path that is grounded in that Sense of the Sacred, in every walk of your journey.

In many ways, Our Catholic Church, our society and our families have lost this sense, this reverence. We need to get back to where our families are once again venerating Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, where the liturgy is lived inside the home, where couples are reverencing each other, children are respecting their parents…and women are cherishing and realizing their incredible role in bringing this “Sense of the Sacred” back to our homes!

This blog is like an “online magazine” where articles are shared from, mostly, guest writers that have long since gone to their eternal home….Writers who have paved the way and shared, in their books, how we, too, can have success in that very important role of wife and mother.

I put my two cents in here and there, too, and I have some wonderful friends who write an article or two on their line of expertise…..women who I consider feminine heroines in their homes!

Let us work towards being “old-fashioned” not archaic, prudent, not prudish and thoroughly and fully joyful, traditional, feminine Catholic women!

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38 thoughts on “About”

  1. Somewhere between the kitchen and the laundry room said:

    Leanne,

    Through the distance school’s forum I have learned from you and your wisdom! (Namely the Ten Rules for Being Happy Parents, by Fr. Raoul Plus.) Thank you for sending this blog and I look forward to many more posts. By the way, I cannot get over the gorgeous dresses your daughters are wearing! What a beautiful wedding dress, too – something that young lady will be proud to display for her entire life, unlike those of us who chose wrongly-cut dresses and didn’t have any guidance in that department. :/

    God bless all your efforts!
    In Christ,

    • Thank you for your comment and the reminder about the Ten Rules! I will post those some time. They are very helpful and encouraging! Father Plus is amazing!

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL post. It’s truly rare to find blogs, and families, like this. May Our Lady keep you all safely under Her Mantle on life’s journey! ~ Claire

  3. So very glad to have stumbled across your blog. What gems I’ve read here! Keep up the good work.
    God bless you,
    Christine Niles

  4. Thank you Christine! It’s good to have you here!

  5. Hi, I have a surprise for you at:
    http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/versatile-blogger-award-twos-a-charm/
    If perhaps awards are not your style, it’s ok because I do understand- just a token of appreciation for your wonderful work.

  6. thank you so much for this blog I have enjoyed reading the articles and read them all the time its nice to finally see at least one woman understand men when so many do not. Honestly for young guys in my generation…25 years old etc. It is almost impossible to find a good Catholic woman that is worth pursuing. Women just dont get it. I just read the articles on respect, placing the man first etc. I honestly was questioning whether I was wrong to feel as I do, but your article basically confirmed everything I was thinking. Know any girls around 25 that think like the articles you write? lol. 🙂 Ohh yes I also viewed the article on modesty well skimmed that one but was impressed with that one as well. You mention the word modesty and most girls are like…whats that? I am curious though. This website is basically designed for women….Are there any that you know of that are designed for men? How a man is to treat his wife etc?

    • Hi there Justin! Nice to have you here and thanks for your comment!
      A great Catholic website for men is the Catholic Gentleman. I just ran across this article from him on 5 Ways to Love your Wife….http://www.catholicgentleman.net/2014/05/5-ways-to-love-your-wife/
      I feel for the good guys. It IS hard to find a woman who is willing to do what it takes to make a traditional marriage work. My father-in-law finally went to the priest at 29 years of age and asked how he was supposed to meet a good woman. The priest told him to keep praying and God would open the door. Well, my FIL went to fix a door (he was a handy man) at a residence where their children were being babysat by….a young lady who would one day be my mother-in-law! So keep praying….

      It is just as important for the man to learn how to become a better husband so you will be blessed for being willing to read articles, even before you find the right one, on how to treat your wife. There are many good books out there, too.

  7. Hi Leane. I love checking in on your blog and seeing how you are doing. Sorry to read about your dad passing away. Hope your mom is doing ok. Tell her I said hi. She must be very proud of you. You continue to amaze me. Can you send me your email sometime. Glenda from saskatcgewan

  8. HI…just ran across this blog through the Cascio family situation. Can you tell me who the artist who did the painting with the 2 women? Thanks!
    Wish you were in MT…limited traditional Catholic thinking in this diocese. 😦

  9. Eugenia Doucette said:

    Love your site LeeAnne! The rosary bracelet is beautiful! Count me in the hat!

  10. A beautiful blog for every christian women who really strives to be holy.and the write up’s are really amazing,inspiring.I am from India and this is one blog i accidentally came to know and now i am frequent visitor of this.One suggestion please try to add up more of youth based articles.
    God Bless

  11. Hello LeAnn

    Is your brother in law Father Angelo? If so he married my husband and I. I still email him.

    My friend told me about you so I have read some of your articles and I’m inspired.
    God bless you for your good work.

    Hope to stay in touch

  12. I’ll love to link your site to my blog

  13. I can’t seem to find your email address. I’d like to talk with you about making some of your publications available for Kindles.

  14. Hello Leane! I came across your blog through a friend of mine at our Parish mom’s group. May I post a link to your blog on our mom’s group site? We are a group of moms at Holy Family Parish (FSSP) in Vancouver, BC, Canada hoping to learn the feminine virtures and to grow in holiness. God bless you and your work for Our Good Lord! Sincerely, Maia 🙂

  15. karyn sweet said:

    I love your daughters’ dresses, especially the one with the red trim. Where do you buy their clothes or do you sew? I have the hardest time finding modest clothes for my girls.

    • Hi Karyn, Some sewing is done, the girls frequent the thrift shops and some is given to us. There are a lot of good sites online, too. You might want to visit the “Dressing With Dignity” Facebook group and ask questions there. These ladies are really up on this kind of thing.

  16. Hi Leane,
    I always love your blog! It is a great service that you have made all of these treasures available online and “Google-able” (if that’s a word). I didn’t realize that you were in rural Kansas. I live in a little house on the Colorado prairie, not terribly far from Burlington/ Goodland. I was wondering if we were neighbors. Keep up the good work with all of these treasures.
    Laura

    • Hello Laura in the Little House on the Prairie! Nice to hear from you. We are in Northeast Kansas. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write. 🙂

  17. Thank you SO much for your blog. We recently ordered Catholic Mother Goose for our 1-yr old and we are so impressed! What a gift to have something like this to teach our child/children…we find there are so many secular resources but difficult to find good faithful resources that help us teach our children even this young about God and the Church. I’m wondering – do you have any suggestions on other resources that are good for toddlers into pre-K? We would be so grateful! Thank you again, and God bless you, your work with the blog and your beautiful family.

  18. mamasfamily said:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful website! It has been a great blessing to me in many ways. God bless you and your family!

  19. Thank you and God bless you for your work. I am always encouraged, uplifted and inspires to deeper faith and love from your posts. You are welcome balm of true and Godly feminism especially to other Tradiitional minded Catholic families like mine. God bless you and keep you my friend. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️Please keep up the good and holy work you do.

  20. I just wanted to tell you that I love and enjoy your posts. I learned that you make rosaries, and I checked out your site! Absolutely stunning! I posted your link on Facebook, and I will pass on to my friends:-)
    Love and blessings,
    Bernadette

  21. Nicole said:

    Hi Leane, thank you so much for your beautiful work! I can’t tell you how it has blessed me. I would love your help finding a book that is geared towards the husband and father; especially, how a husband should treat his wife. A dear friend is engaged to a man who, I worry, will abuse the submissive wife. Do you know of any good books I can send his way? Thank you again!

    • HI Nicole, A good book is Love and Respect by Emmerson Eggerichs. It is written for husband and wife, each one to read his or her section (and not read the other spouse’s part). It is balanced and good.
      Another one is Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime by Zig Ziglar.
      Both of these books are written by Christian men…not Catholic.
      They are good if he can overlook that part.
      If I think of any others I will let you know.

  22. Monika Berger said:

    Dear Leane, I write to you from Austria. Father Angelo has recommended your page to my daughter and me. and he wants me to do as you do: Write a blog for women …
    this is why I contact you. I like your postings very much and so I would like to translate some of them into German for my blog. Do permit that?
    God bless you and your work!
    Monika Berger, Linz, Austria

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