Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks so much to RAnn for
hosting. I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: I Didn't Make The Connection at First

Semper Gaudete!: "Most Excuses for Not Having Homework" Award Angers Student's Mother

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-05-26 - Fr. Anthony Mary MFVA - St. Philip Neri, Priest (Memorial)

Semper Gaudete!: I Do NOT Want the Abortion Clinics to Close

Semper Gaudete!: Adding to my Offline Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Product Mentioned in "Anne of Ingleside"

Semper Gaudete!: My Review of "Cherished by the Lord: 100 Meditations"

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Hannah and the Daring Escape"
{carried over from last week}
"Hannah and the Snowy Hideaway"
"Chelsea and the Alien Invasion"
"Roxie's Mall Madness"
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian {Protestant, denomination(s) not specified}, series]

"The Lark In The Morn" #
by Elfrida Vipont

"Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl!"
"The Naughtiest Girl Wants to Win"
"The Naughtiest Girl Marches On"
 by Anne Digby
[children's fiction, school stories, English, Enid Blyton's Naughtiest Girl Series]
{continuations, commissioned by The Enid Blyton Company}

{carrying over into next week}
 by Mary Christner Borntrager
[fiction, Amish]

My Review of "Cherished by the Lord: 100 Meditations"

I received   "Cherished by the Lord: 100 Meditations," by Sister Kathryn James Hermes in today's mail. This book is beautiful, absolutely beautiful, both in its design,and in its contents. 
The cover alone would attract me to this book if I saw it in a bookstore.
As for the interior: The pages are light purple, a quiet, relaxing color. There is a lovely nature scene at the bottom of each two-page spread.
And now, the contents. I've been paging through this book, pausing to read here and there.
Each chapter has a Biblical passage before the meditation. The meditations  are concise, and clearly written.  In some of them, Sister Kathryn James shares own experiences. I  love that personal  touch!

I've already found some chapters which I'll be reading again and again. Two of my favorites,  so far, are Chapter 84, "Someone Is Waiting For Your Story," with its very contemporary references to Twitter, YouTube,and Facebook, and Chapter 91, "Sabbath Space."  Here is  a brief quote from that chapter. "For some of us, the harried pace of life has blurred Sunday into any other day of the week, except that people go to church.Why not establish some other Sunday ritual that expresses the joy of your relationship with God?"
Another thing I really appreciate is the fact that this book has a Liturgical Index, a Topical Index, and a Scriptural Index.  This way, I can choose either a meditation appropriate for the season or feast, or one that fits my feelings at the moment, or one based on a particular passage in the Bible.
 I plan to keep this book close at hand in order to dip into it, read it slowly, savor it.
This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Cherished by the Lord: 100 Meditations. This is also a great online Catholic store for all your religious shopping needs, such as gifts for Confirmation and gifts for a baby baptism.