Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come on over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, a place for Catholic bloggers to share posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?

Semper Gaudete! : At last, Another Image Added to My Collection

Semper Gaudete! : An Article Well Worth Reading

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read In The Past Week

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

Sunday books
"Ada Merton" #
"Ethelred Preston or The Adventures of a Newcomer"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online books)
"Reproachfully Yours"
by Lucile Hasley
"The Instructed Heart:
soundings at four depths"
by F.J. Sheed
[non-fiction, memoir]

Weekday Books
"An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual" #
by Jennifer Lea Anderson
{carried over from last week}

"The Little Prince"
by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

"Mama's Bank Account"
by Kathryn Forbes
( loan; my copy was lost when I moved.  Thank God I can read it and other books online for free!)
{carried over from last week}

"A Candle in the Mist"
by Florence Crannell Means
[children's/YA fiction, historical]

"Angus and The Ducks"
"Angus and the Cat"
by Marjorie Flack
[picture books]
( loans)

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down"
{carrying over into next week}
by Neta Jackson
[Christian fiction, (Protestant, multi-denominational and non-denominational)]
I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about the books. (Mostly, I love them.)
The author, Neta Jackson, is a Protestant, and I don't agree with everything she writes.
However, I love the way the women support each other with their prayers.
I like that the author uses several translations of the Bible.
I love the way Avis praises God BEFORE He answers a prayer.
I DEFINITELY like the way the Yada Yadas visit each others' churches, and
I wish someone would do a Catholic series along those lines, with Catholics
of different rites attending each others' liturgies.

Books for Weekdays AND Sundays
"A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics"
by Bob Rice
(chapters 38-40)
one chapter a day; finished on Tuesday.
"Treatise on Divine Love"
by St. Francis de Sales
[Kindle book]

An Article Well Worth Reading

Here's an article I'd like to share.
How sad that some children are growing up without ever being able to discover their ancestral roots!