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Feast of St. Monica, Housewife and Mother HAPPY CATHOLIC* - August 27, 2016 Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo, Ary Scheffer, 1846 via Wikipedia Widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387. She was married early in life to Patritius who, a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name. His temper was violent and he appears to have been of dissolute habits. Consequently Monica's ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2016/08/feast-of-st-monica-housewife-and-mother.html
The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - August 17, 2016 ... any attention to their relationship with God. They do not commit any terrible sins, but their church life is not very important, if they believe in the institution at all. They have a precarious relationship with the sacrament of reconciliation because their sins are not all that severe. They may even consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, which typically means they fundamentally believe in a Higher Presence, but they do not want to commit to church ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-twenty-first-sunday-in-ordinary-time.html
The Saints of August CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 2, 2016 ... up to the beginning of the month, August 1, we have St. Alphonsus Ligouri, an eighteenth-century Italian bishop and doctor of the Church. He was prolific in his writings on moral, theological and spiritual matters, and founded the Redemptorist Order. A few days later, on August 4, we remember St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, a French priest from the first half of the nineteenth century, famous for the time he spent in the confessional. Both he and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/8E68B_wIzfc/the-saints-of-august
Random Thoughts About Reading. This Isn't a Book Review, but There Are Some Recommendations Included. FOR LOVE OF CUPCAKES - June 15, 2016 ... Kindergarten, I was obsessed with a picture book called, The Continuing Story of Love of Chair (Tom Dunsmuir), where a giant bird carried a boy who was asleep on a chair all over town. It was mysterious, wacky, and whimsical, which I guess is why I loved it so much. It went out of print. Later, in 3rd or 4th (???) grade, I read a book called I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (Bruce Coville). That story fueled my sci fi / fantasy fire at a very young age. These ...http://forloveofcupcakes.com/2016/06/15/random-thoughts-about-reading-this-isnt-a-book-review-but-there-are-some-recommendations-included/
Virtual Book Tour - Dying for Revenge: The Lady Doc Murders Book One by Dr. Barbara Golder HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - June 9, 2016 ... who devote their lives, at great sacrifice, to protect us. You will also be appalled by those few who take the law into their own hands or use their positions for personal gain and/or to ruin and destroy lives. As a retired criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, Dying For Revenge made me relive some of the hidden injustices I saw and sought to correct during my tenure in our criminal justice system. Get a copy of this book and pray that Doctor Golder's second novel will not be long ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2016/06/virtual-book-tour-dying-for-revenge.html
Dying for Revenge: Day 7 of Book Blog Tour CATHOLIC FIRE - June 7, 2016 ... price from those who have destroyed her world. DYING FOR REVENGE is a story of love, obsession and forgiveness, seen through the eyes of a passionate, beautiful woman trying to live her life -- imperfectly but vibrantly -- even if she won't survive. Author Bio: Dr. Barbara Golder is a late literary bloomer. Although she's always loved books (and rivals Jane in the 3-deep- on-the- shelf sweepstakes), her paying career gravitated to medicine and law. She has ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/dying-for-revenge-day-7-of-book-blog.html