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The Hope of Lent

Have you ever considered this before? The greatest hope of Lent is the discovery that it's not only about penance, deprivation, spiritual struggles, and rooting out sin in our lives.  Those are often the things we do during Lent.  But the hope of Lent lies in what God does (p. vii). The hope of Lent [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

The Strangers at the Manger

If anyone is familiar with Lisa Hendey, s/he knows that Lisa is a Catholic powerhouse.  For over ten years now, Lisa has been evangelizing internationally through her speaking engagements, book writing, editing, and radio show.  Her work with Catholic Mom has been dynamic, engaging, and encouraging to families all over the world.  And, more recently, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, education, Faith and Family|1 Comment

A Powerful Prayer

A friend and fellow author, Shane Kapler, mentioned his newest book, Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and for some reason I didn't fully grasp what this meant from the title alone.  When I opened up this beautifully illustrated book and read the introduction by Fr. Donald Calloway, my heart surged with gratitude.  [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments

Come, Holy Spirit!

In Dr. Kevin Vost's newest book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts, he illustrates with eloquence yet practical relevance the Thomistic (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Bonaventurean (St. Bonaventure) understanding of each spiritual gift as it relates to the infused and acquired virtues. Most of us recognize, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Most people are familiar with the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta, mainly because she was such an iconic figure during her lifetime.  Many have openly shared their experiences meeting her face-to-face or exchanging letters and even short conversations that profoundly touched their lives. But some of us, yours truly included, were never privileged to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|2 Comments