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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Humble Beginnings

  From humble and potentially humiliating beginnings, God transformed a young girl from a broken home, into a monumental Catholic Televangelist. Mother Angelica's trust in the power of Jesus' love daily fueled and strengthened her spirit~ as certainly it still does today! Numerous obstacles were supernaturally overcome as she allowed herself to be God's obedient instrument. As a result, we have all been blessed by the prayers of an amazing religious order of contmplative nuns. Meanwhile Christ's message is gloriously shared worldwide through the Eternal Word Television Network. Mr. Raymond Arroyo's beautiful writing introduces the reader to Mother Angelica in a friendly and personal way as he shares with us the trials and triumphs of the mission Christ placed in her life. 
     This lovely biography can be purchsed here @ the EWTN Religious Catalogue.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Story of Peace

   Peace is a fictional character, yet her heroism presents us with the undeniable truth that we are never forsaken when we have faith in Jesus. Whenever we are challenged by adversity, vengeance and despair may seem to be the easiest paths to choose. However, in Miriam Ezeh's lovely book, The Story of Peace, we are reminded of the unsurpassable power of obedience to Our Blessed Lord. 
     Follow Peace, a beautiful, faithful young Catholic woman, as she confronts the tragic circumstances of her life by immersing herself in prayer, forgiveness, chastity and hope. The Story of Peace by Miriam Ezeh can be purchased here @ Amazon.com. This beautiful story is not to be missed!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Novenas

     A great resource for busy days, Father Stedman's Jesus, Mary and Joseph Manual of Novenas is a treasure tried and true. Filled with Catholic devotions, novenas and Scripture, this little booklet helps us to fit prayer into every aspect of daily life. It can be purchased here@ Fraternity Publications.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Discarded

Several years ago, I came across a discarded book. Its crumbling cover and pages were worn. The binding was flimsy. As I gently turned the fragile pages, I was at once overcome with awe at the Christ filled beauty within, and shocked that this neglected treasure might have ended up in the trash!
    
I decided to learn more about the priest who so carefully compiled the prayers and meditations. Reading these pages opened a miraculous window in my life as a lay Catholic woman. I have since enjoyed many of his other books, which never fail to enhance my gratitude for our Catholic faith.

Originally Posted February, 2013, @ mommynovenas

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The World's First Love

     With every beat of her heart, Our Lady taught us how to love Jesus. In his classic eloquent style, Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen illustrates the Blessed Virgin Mary's role in the life of all Christians.
 This informative and inspiring book may be purchased 
@ Ignatius Press or @ Catholic Company
See  The World's First Love Video.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Heart on Fire

     In a frictionless readable way, Father James Kubicki, S.J successfully introduces the contemporary reader to the spiritually transformative exercise of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Kubicki's lovely style of writing, caringly teaches every Christian how to live this aspect of our faith. We learn that even our daily, hurried lives can be a holy expression of this sacred devotion. Its roots in Holy Scripture and Christian Tradition are clearly presented as are inspirational quotes from many Holy Saints. After reading this work, praying the Morning Offering will never be mundane, nor will the reader's experience of Mass, the Holy Eucharist, Adoration, Scripture reading/contemplation and daily prayers.  I highly recommend obtaining a copy of A Heart on Fire @ The Apostleship of Prayer.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

St Teresa-of Avila

     The Spanish language (with English Subtitles) DVD miniseries, St Teresa-of Avila, is informative and entertaining. St. Teresa's early life, her family's response to her vocation and the turmoil she faced throughout her humble service to Jesus are beautifully portrayed by Miss Concha Velasco. Admirable was this saint's undaunted fortitude, as she lead a reform within the Carmelite Order of nuns during a politically precarious time in the history of Spain. Her vigorous scriptural studies, divinely inspired writings and intense prayer life earned her the honor of Doctor of the Church. As Catholics, it is a holy assistance to have such a wonderful saint to emulate as we walk through our daily lives with Jesus.