Leila Marie Lawler

Leila Marie Lawler is a wife of one, mother of seven, and grandmother of many,, living in central Massachusetts. Leila encountered Christianity as a high school student and entered the Catholic Church in 1979, the year she married Philip Lawler, noted Catholic journalist. You can watch her conversion story on Journey Home . Coming from a secular background gives Leila an appreciation for the difficulties and excitement today’s family faces in living its Christian calling. She encourages audiences of all kinds to commit to the renewal of family life. Leila practices “kitchen-sink philosophy” at Like mother, Like daughter, a website offering practical and theoretical insight into all aspects of daily life. She writes on everything from cooking and knitting to education and recovering what she and her daughters call “the collective memory.” Her three-volume work The Summa Domestica: Order and Wonder in the Home, published by Sophia Institute Press, is due out in November. She is co-author of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home (Sophia Institute Press) and God Has No Grandchildren: A guided reading of Pius XI’s encyclical Casti Connubii, On Chaste Marriage, 2nd edition.

Articles By Leila Marie Lawler

How Do I Set Up a Home Altar?

Dear Dan, I have heard you speak and mention the importance of having a home altar or dedicated space to pray. I must admit that this is a completely foreign idea to me but it is also intriguing and I believe can help me in my prayer life and maybe my family too. Can you

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