Saturday, June 18, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.



 "Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"Before the Chalet School:
The Bettanys on The Home Front" #
by Helen Barber
[children's/YA fiction]


"Judy, The Guide" #
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's/YA fiction]

"That Football Game
and What Came Of It"
"The Fairy Of The Snows" #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(free online books)
reserved for Sunday


"Dear Pen-Pal"
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction, Mother-Daughter Book Club series.]
(Kindle book)


"Betsy In Spite Of Herself"  
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
 


Monday, June 13, 2016

My Friend Tony (Old Post)




And yep, I mean St. Anthony of Padua, whose Feast is today!
How many times have people prayed some version of the prayer:
"Tony, Tony, come around.
Something's lost and must be found"?
I know St. Anthony is ALWAYS helping me find stuff.
Years ago, when I had just recently converted to Catholicism, I called
Mom at work (It was her usual break time.)
Mom said, "I can't talk right now. We're missing an important file and
we've looked all over for it."
"Okay," I said, "call me back when it turns up."
Well, within five minutes she called me. The file had been found.
"Aren't you going to thank me?" I asked.
"Thank you? What for? You're not even here."
"I know," I said, "but who do you think prayed to St. Anthony?"
More recently, I was chatting with a couple of my online friends, and
one of them was going slightly nuts because she had misplaced something, and couldn't find it anywhere. I said a prayer to St. Anthony, and then typed,
"Try looking again."
She didn't want to, but I persuaded her. And then she typed, in caps
"I FOUND IT!!!!!!"
I wasn't a bit surprised!
Does St. Anthony ALWAYS get lost articles back for me? Well, almost! One morning I couldn't find my Rosary. I looked. I prayed. To my surprise, I still did
not find it. But later that morning, I received a brand-new, beautiful Rosary from a Catholic organization. I'm almost SURE I heard St. Anthony chuckling.
BTW, the lost Rosary did turn up eventually.
Of course, there's much more to St. Anthony than just running the Lost and Found! :)

Updated in 2013 to add Fr. Anthony's very inspirational homily.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week




Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"Nuts: Every Family Is A Little" #
by A. J. Cosmo
[children's fiction]
(Kindle Book)


"That Football Game
and What Came Of It"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(free online book)
reserved for Sunday


"The Mother-Daughter Book Club"
"Much Ado About Anne"
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]

"Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement" #
by Florence Littauer
[nonfiction, Christian (Protestant)]
(openlibrary.org loan)


"Betsy In Spite Of Herself"  
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016