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Padre Pio: A Timeless Saint

St. Padre Pio has always been one of my favorites.  Even before his canonization, I felt a strong affinity toward his life and spirituality.  I suppose part of it was due to my parents' love of Franciscan ways, particularly in helping the poor and care for animals.  But I was drawn to St. Pio's white [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Fearless – Live with Love, Not Fear

I've lived most of my life in fear - of everything.  As a child, I was afraid of spiders, heights, the unknown, changes, a new school/classroom/teacher, making new friends, trying different foods, death, sin, climbing a tree, strangers.  You name it, I was likely at least apprehensive about it, but usually it was downright terror, [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit

Like many others who read non-fiction, Henri Nouwen's readers believed they knew him through his literary works.  While it's true that they received glimpses of his personality, the truth is that no one truly knew him by reading his books alone. In his new book, Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit, Kevin Burns explores the [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Book Reviews, special needs, spirituality|0 Comments

Motherhood, A Call To Love

There exists today so much confusion surrounding the Catholic Church, even (sadly) among Catholics themselves.  Many people become polarized by what they think or believe the Church teaches, rather than get to know the truth about her wisdom and beauty.  In her third book, The Church Is Our Mother: Seven Ways She Inspires Us to [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Caring for Creation

Pope Francis has become one of the most misunderstood pontiffs in modern history. One of those ways he has been misquoted and misinterpreted is his perspective on the environment and ecology. Some have chastised him for being too left-leaning on such issues, claiming that he views vegetation and animal life as superior to human life. [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle|0 Comments