Holy Mysteries! {Book Review}

What a cool book!

Holy Mysteries! by Sophie de Mullenheim explores 12 mysteries within the Catholic Church, including miraculous healings at Lourdes, the Eucharistic miracle at Lanciano, the stigmata experienced by St Padre Pio and incorrupt Saints whose bodies have remained intact well beyond the grave.

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We Have a Pope {Book Review}

We Have a Pope

We Have a Pope, written by Katherine Bogner and illustrated by Kortnee Senn is an exquisite children’s book explaining how each pope is prayerfully elected, beginning with St. Peter, chosen by Jesus Himself!

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All about Advent and Christmas {Review}

by Katherine Bogner and Shari Van Vranken

Katherine Bogner is the Catholic Teacher I’d want to be…and the Teacher every kid in Catholic School would love. I am so excited about Katherine’s book All About Advent and Christmas: Sharing the Seasons of Hope & Wonder With Children, illustrated and designed by Shari Van Vranken.

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Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer {Book Review}

Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer
by Jerry Windley-Daoust
Our Sunday Visitor

This book is a treasure!

Windley-Daoust provides all the context of first-century Palestine, including what the buildings looked and felt like, what clothes the people wore, and what food they enjoyed, as well as insights into the Jewish culture of the time. He provides prayer to help us receive the specific Scripture and then ‘sets the scene’  with helpful detail about the context, given the culture and any special references alluded to within the Scripture. The author then extends a few questions to prompt reflection and consider how the story applies to our lives. He encourages us to reflect and prayer-journal or share with a prayer group.

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Around The Advent Wreath {Book Review}

Does your family’s enthusiasm for the Advent Wreath candlelighting and prayers ever wane as Christmas approaches?

5 Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

by Lisa Hendey
Ave Maria Press

The Advent Wreath is a treasured tradition, but we haven’t always stuck with it for all four Sundays, let alone each day of Advent!

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Encountering Signs of Faith {Book Review}

Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God

by Allison Gingras
Available at Ave Maria Press

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God by Allison Gingras.

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Know Thyself! {Card Game Review}

Know Thyself! The Game of Temperaments

Sophia Institute Press

So a number of my family members are a little skeptical about the Four Temperaments and personality theory. We’ve all had a few experiences of feeling a little pigeonholed by friends who have just discovered personality theories and are eager to apply them.

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Review: The Illustrated Bible for Children by Magnificat/Ignatius Press

I am so excited to review this NEW Illustrated Bible for Children by the Magnificat division of Ignatius Press. It’s beautifully illustrated with relatively simple and very sweet illustrations in a comic book format for kids 7 years old and up. The font is a nice size with a combination of CAPS for narration and upper and lower case for dialogue. The people are smiley cartoon (my categorization) in gentle and friendly settings, color and formatting.

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A Stained Glass Rosary: Book Review

I’m so happy to receive A Stained Glass Rosary available at Thy Olive Tree for review!

Kate has the BRILLIANT idea of semi-transparent textured die-cut stickers to place on each printed rosary tracker on each decade page. Her stickers are available in her shop: Rosary Bead Stickers

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{Book Review}The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion:
The Liturgical Year in Practice

by Kendra Tierney

Available at Ignatius Press: The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

This is a beautiful, comprehensive book of classic prayers and devotions associated with the Feast Days and Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar.

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