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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Through the Year with Jesus {Book Review}

Through the Year with Jesus by Katherine Bogner is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book reflecting on the Gospel Readings throughout the entire year! The book begins with an explanation of the format of the book and how it presents the Life of Jesus in the order of the Liturgical Calendar. It also includes a note for Parents and Teachers, a guide to Lectio Divina (and Visio Divina -using Sacred Art) for Children, and a guide for praying the Rosary.

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Prompt Me to Pray through the Seasons!

SET of FOUR printed Prompt Me to Pray Booklets
available for a limited time at 40%OFF
(limited quantities)

$41   $25 plus shipping within US and CANADA

Prompt Me to Pray through ADVENT is a 16 page 8.5″x5.5″ booklet that introduces a practical plan for more consistent prayer from the heart, particularly during the Liturgical Season of Advent. Particular experiences and circumstances within these four weeks before Advent can be associated with opportunities to pray. This booklet offers prayers as well as prayer journal prompts to make the most of Advent and the early celebration of Christmas, to dig deeper into prayer as we prepare our hearts for the Arrival of Jesus.

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Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER! NEW Craft Kit!

JUST RELEASED! We’re excited to announce that Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER NOW AVAILABLE
and it’s APPROVED by TWO PRIESTS, A BISHOP (and even an Accountant ~ my Dad)

Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER is the next special guide to help apply the practical plan for consistent prayer from the heart of Monica’s newly released book Prompt Me to Pray to the Seasons, the Saints, and the Sacraments! We’re looking at the unique circumstances and graces available in these Catholic moments and mentored by these Catholic heroes to build the habit of prayer through extra timely
Prompts to Pray! 

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Equipping Catholic Families with 2021 Resolutions!

It’s that time of year again, our second chance to start the new year (the Liturgical Calendar began with Advent in 2020).These are the big four resolutions that I’m going to tackle (again) and I’ve included some resource, article and affiliate links that I’ve found helpful.

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Best 2020 Catholic Books for Your Christmas Wish List

Picture Books

This is the Church

Written by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen
Full Book Review   on Equipping Catholic Families

This is an exquisitely beautiful picture book! With each beautifully illustrated page, we are introduced to Jesus, the Apostles, St. Joseph and Mother Mary, patriarchs, prophets and kings and Adam and Even through the stained glass windows within a Church.

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Let Go of Anger and Stress {Book Review}

Let Go of Anger & Stress: Be Transformed by the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

by Gary Zimak

Let Go of Anger & Stress is a helpful handbook for inviting the Holy Spirit to work in us and live out the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. By allowing ourselves to be transformed by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulnes, gentleness and self-control, we are able to let go of anger and stress. We can learn how to be the person He created us to be.

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Lily Lolek {Picture Book Review}

Lily Lolek: Future Saint

by Katie Warner, illustrated by Amy Rodriguez

Lily Lolek: Future Saint is a sweet picture book about a little girl who dreams of being a Saint. She tries to imitate all of the Saints she learns about, but soon discovers, with the help of a family visit from a parish priest, that she’s called to be a Saint in the unique and unrepeatable way that only she can be: by being herself.

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Bless Us, O Lord {Book Review}

Bless Us O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers

by Robert M. Hamma

Bless Us O Lord offers an extensive collection of prayers for mealtime for Days of the Week, specific Days within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar, Holidays and Saints’ Days, and other special occasions. For each of the Saints’ Days, a quick bio of the Saint is presented, followed by a customized prayer either attributed to the Saint or expressing special insight or gifts of the Saint for us to pursue or imitate.

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Holy Hacks {Book Review}

Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get To Heaven

by Patti Maguire Armstrong

Holy Hacks is such a cool book! I think I counted over 430 different Hacks for  Holiness in life, for humility, in relationships, in prayer, for spiritual protection, for evangelizing, against gossip, inspired by the Saints and within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar!

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