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 forĀ  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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Who Do You Say That I Am? {Book Review}

Who Do You Say That I Am? and Other Questions Christ Asks Us

by Robert LeBlanc

Who Do You Say That I Am? is thoughtfully written and insightful. It offers a perfect opportunity for reflection and a jumpstart to prayer. Prompted to respond to Jesus’ direct questions through our own circumstances, struggles, and joys, we dare to explore and pursue a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. This book will be a welcome addition to your collection of spiritual reading and an invaluable prompt for heartfelt prayer.

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Oremus {Book Review}

This is such a handy little prayer book, especially for me since our Parish started having Adoration every Thursday evening and Friday morning.

I’m too young to have learned the Latin prayers and this book has all of the prayers: Morning Prayers, Prayers at Meals, Evening Prayers, Prayers for Adoration and Holy Communion, The Rosary, Consecration to Mary, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy, many Marian Prayers, Psalms and so much more! And they are all presented in English on one page, and Latin on the facing page. So even if you grew up memorizing these Latin prayers, now you can know exactly what you are saying with the translation right in front of you.

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This is the Church {Picture Book Review}

This is the Church

Written by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen is available through Tan Books here: This is the Church

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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Awaken My Heart {Book Review}

Awaken My Heart:
52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Awaken My Heart is available at Ave Maria Press at this link: Awaken My Heart

Maybe you’re looking for a new prayer routine for the new year? Awaken My Heart is a yearly devotional for women with a heartfelt reflection, a Soul Exercise and Your Heart’s Prayer for each of the 52 weeks of a whole year. Every week is a treasure, focusing on receiving His Peace, becoming childlike, not being afraid, having mercy on yourself, being brave, letting Him heal you…and the list goes on for 52 reflections!

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Home in the Church {Book Review}

Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith

by Jessica Ptomey

Written by a convert to the Catholic Faith, this book describes so much of our rich Tradition and Faith in the Catholic Church: the Mass, the Sacraments, Faith in Family Life, the Liturgical Year of Feasts and Seasons, the Communion of Saints, Private Prayer and Redemptive Suffering.

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Ignatius Note-Taking & Journaling Bible {Book Review}

I was so excited to receive this Catholic Note-taking and Journaling Bible from Ignatius Press!

It’s pretty compact at only 6.5″x7.5″x1.5″ and it has generous ruled margins for taking notes or drawing!

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Review: Jesse Tree PDF by To Jesus Sincerely

I’ve seen Sara’s Mosaic Jesse Tree for years and I was so delighted when I discovered that she has made it available as a printable set!

Here it is in her shop: Printable Mosaic Jesse Tree

I eagerly printed the templates, wrote the numbers of the ornaments on the back in pencil, punched out the ornaments with a 1 1/2″ hole punch, laminated them and then punched them out again with the same whole punch. I know I can glue gun magnets to the back of them or punch a hole and tie a string tie, but I chose to stick them on the tree on this magnetic white board. Using the white board, I can make use of these adorable Little Drops of Water Saint Magnets and I suspect we might add little notes throughout Advent, written with the dry erase markers.

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NEW Reviews: Prompt Me to Pray

Great news this morning! Prompt Me to Pray has just been awarded the Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writers Guild! What does that mean? Read all about it here!

and in other news about Prompt Me to Pray…

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