Sunday, August 6, 2017
During August, the month dedicated the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we have honored her Assumption (August 15) and Queenship (August 22). As summer draws to a close, we celebrate her birth on September 8 and remember her sorrows on September 15. There are so many ways to thank her for her faithfulness and intercession, including prayer and song.
The Monastic Choir of Saint Peter's Abbey presents Feasts of Our Lady, a lovely collection of Gregorian Chants honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sublime and sweet, this music fills our hearts with a melodious "picture" of her constant, tranquil and prayerful ways. It can be pruchased at Amazon.com.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
This little prayerbook, compiled by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, contains powerful prayers and meditations for those serving in every type of battlefield, including the spiritual. A small, pocket sized book, it is filled with prayers and insights that will surely inspire and fortify spiritual and moral courage in the heart of every reader. Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book can be purchased @ Sophia Institute Press.
Of additional interest is the information about the cause for canonization of Archbishop Sheen found @ Archbishop Sheen Cause.org.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Father Paul O'Sullivan's book, All About the Angels, is informative, enlightening and inspiring. Reading the stories reminds us that we are never alone. We are always surrounded by God's love and protection.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
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
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.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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
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