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Top Ten Catholic Films for Lent 2015 CATHOLIC FIRE - February 9, 2015 ... Special Jury Prize winner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival -- captures the simplicity and profundity of lives lived with absolute purpose and presence. 4. The Ten Commandments (1956) This is the most biblically accurate version of the story. Who can forget the memorable scene in which Jews, Moses (Charlton Heston) smashes God's stone tablets in the face of his golden calf-worshipping followers? Yul Brynner is the caustic Pharaoh Rameses, who pursues Moses' followers at his ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-catholic-films-for-lent-2015.html
I Just Couldn't Bear to Leave Him All Alone MAUREEN WITTMANN - January 25, 2015 On January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, my mother passed away to eternal life. There is so much I could share with you about her life, and her death, but here, today, I'd simply like to share my father's eulogy with you. There are gathered here today a large number Marirose's friends and relatives who I'm sure have dozens of stories they would tell us about her and her life. But having been married to her for ...http://maureenwittmann.blogspot.com/2015/01/i-just-couldnt-bear-to-leave-him-all.html
A Letter to Thomas Merton LOUIE, LOUIE - January 25, 2015 ... books, from your classic memoir, The Seven Storey Mountain, to your reflections on Zen, Taoism, and Sufism. You convinced me that the contemplative life remains not only viable but essential. My would-be husband figured he could win me over by keeping a copy of Contemplative Prayer in his back pocket; he succeeded. By then you had become what your name anagrammatically suggests, a mentor to millions of people who never had a chance to know you face to face. But we desire to ...http://fatherlouie.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-letter-to-thomas-merton-jan-15-2015.html
Great Books for "Downton Abbey" Fans (or Fanatics) RANDOM ACTS OF MOMNESS - January 7, 2015 ... of watering the milk with the tears of little children"). The chapters where she works as cook for a Downton-style estate are my favorite; her descriptions of the malevolent butler, the dim-witted scullery maid, and the handsome chauffeur (" whose name, appropriately enough, was Jim Driver"), are brilliant. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple I have a mad love for Persephone Books , the English publishing house dedicated to reviving "neglected" books. Most of their books are by women; many of them ...http://randomactsofmomness.com/great-books-for-downton-abbey-fans-or-fanatics/