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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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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{Movie Review} Bridge of Roses: Our OWN Miraculous Marian Shrine and Pilgrimage Site in CANADA!

I’m so excited to share news of this brand NEW documentary of our own Miraculous, Marian Shrine and Pilgrimage Site in Canada!

The video is so nicely created with a reenactment of The Story of Our Lady of the Cape (starring my favorite Bishop, Bishop Scott McCaig and Fr. Ben St. Croix) and featuring inspiring interviews from two of my favorite Companions of the Cross, Fr. Roger Vandenakker and Fr. Mark Goring, as well as Fr. Donald Calloway  of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

We are so blessed to have Our Lady of the Cape; our own National Shrine in Quebec, Canada!

“Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape is a faith-affirming documentary that recounts the remarkable story of Cap-de-la-Madeleine near Trois Rivieres, Quebec – its missionaries, miracles and 400 year relationship with the Mother of God.”

from our National Shrine Notre Dame du Cap

I purchased the digital download of the movie for just $11 and watched it on Vimeo.

Check out this awesome movie  here: Bridge of Roses

I was also SO excited to hear about the giant Marian Congress held in our nation’s Capital in 1947!

and… I eagerly enrolled in the Rosary Confraternity at rosarybridge.com joining a minimum of three rosaries each week with thousands praying around the world!

Rosary Crafts to help your family pray the Rosary regularly!

 

 

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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