Sunday, November 5, 2017

Preparation for Death by St. Alphonsus de Liguroi

     So much time can be wasted groping after the world's empty promises. Incalculable is the spiritual value of the truths presented in Preparation for Death,  by St. Alphonsus de Liguroi. Here we learn about the eternal effects of every life choice. Written so long ago, the advice is still true today. Within these pages we also learn of the urgent significance of praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. 

Preparation for Death by Alphonsus de Liguroi 
may be purchased @St. Anasthasius Press, 
or downloaded  @ Catholic e Books or @ Sancte Pater.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


      How beautiful is the gift of the Holy Eucharist~Jesus gives us His life every moment of every day! Father Stan Fortuna's CD Adoration reaches out to a youthful audience with its lively melodies. Words and tunes inspire contemplation upon this Holiest of Gifts from God. 
Holy Eucharist~Dominican Monastery West Springfield, MA 
 Especially lovely is the  the chant inspired by St. Therese of the Little Flower. The words "Everything~Nothing" remind us of the miraculous beauty and power of the Divine Love created by God. Enjoy Father Stan Fortuna's CD Adoration, which can be purchased

@ Pray More Novenas   Thank You and God Bless You

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Intercession and Hope

     During times of crisis, the words of our prayers may not find their way into our mouths or hearts. Trusting in Our Lady's ceaseless intercession for us is a miraculous consolation. The words and melody of the beautiful hymn by Hermana Glenda called "Alguien Está Orando Por Mi~Someone Is Praying For Me" have a way of remaining within our hearts, filling us with hope.
     Hermana Glenda was inspired to write these words and music 
after a visit to a women's prison. 
Hermana Glenda's music can be purchased at OCP or 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Feasts of Our Lady

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book

     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 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

All About Angels

  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.
  Father O'Sullivan's Book can be purchased @ TAN Books. You may also enjoy learning about the Angels by listening to Angels Explained, a CD by Dr. Mark Miravalle@Lighthouse Media. Join Mother Angelica as she prays the Saint Michael's Chaplet@EWTN Religious Catalogue.

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 @ This beautiful story is not to be missed!

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

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.