Book of the Month, January 2022, Part 2

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 2 of our sixth Catholic Book of the Month, Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus, by Brant Pitre. You can get a hardcover copy or a Kindle ebook copy using the links at the end of this post, and view other parts of the series on the annotated Table of Contents page.

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Anotha cuppa and some new used books

+JMJ+ I haven’t posted a rambling ramble in a while so here’s the first one of the new year. I’m sitting here by the virtual fireplace, listening to the crackling sounds of logs burning without having to worry about setting anything ablaze or cleaning up any ash or checking the flue. Miss Lucy Dawg is sleeping in front of the TV stand. I wonder if she imagine it’s the hearth. She’s been known to lie there near the fire–until she gets too hot after about a minute. Major Tom Cat is out back, doing his perimeter check or whatever he does out there. He’ll be back in here wanting to sit in my lap and smother me soon. Major Tom is not a little cat. He’s a big ol’ guy and he radiates heat. I won’t be cold this winter with him in my lap. 

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Book of the Month, January 2022, Part 1 Introduction

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 1 of our sixth Catholic Book of the Month, Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus, by Brant Pitre. You can get a hardcover copy or a Kindle ebook copy using the links at the end of this post, and view other parts of the series on the annotated Table of Contents page.

I can’t help but think that it’s significant that we are beginning our new Quest on the day the Church used to celebrate as the Feast of the Epiphany, which is a day and a season. (For more about that, see my last post with notes and links.) Our Quest is to learn how to live as Catholics, how to grow in the spiritual life, how to let the Lord and His Church show us the Way. 

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Epiphany, Showing Forth to the Nations

+JMJ+ I suppose most of us here in the States observed Epiphany on Sunday but in my mind it’s always on January 6. I found some things about it to share with you so here goes. Hope you find something interesting and helpful in the post.

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Winner of the New Year’s 2022 Giveaway

Greetings, y’all! I meant to do this earlier tonight but I got caught up working on a project and time slipped up on me, so here I am, typing like mad to get this short post out to you. I assigned numbers to all the entries based on the order in which they were received, then used a random number generator and the winner is (drum roll, please!): Amelia Monroe Carlson! I sent an email and I’ll post this on social media, too. Get back to me, Amelia, and let me know if you want a hardback copy or a Kindle copy of Dr. Brant Pitre’s book, Introduction to the Spiritual Life. If you want the hardback copy, send me your address and I’ll have it sent to you ASAP.

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

The Catholic Book of the Month posts for 2022 begin on Thursday, January 6, featuring Brant Pitre’s Introduction to the Spiritual Life. See this post for more. Enter the GiveawayDrawing is on New Year’s Day so enter soon!

Join me tonight to pray the Rosary for the New Year to build a civilization of Love, Light and Life, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Check my profile page at a quarter before 7pm CT/8pm ET when I begin posting some things to help us prepare to pray. Then the Rosary proper begins at the top of the hour. 

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A Spiritual Quest in 2022

Note: There be a special announcement in this here post.

+JMJ+ My New Year’s resolution is to get it together. Physically and spiritually. I’ve had it with the way I am. I want to get some things done and I’m tired of messing around and getting nowhere. So for 2022 I’m going to learn to do this Catholic thing right and I’m inviting you to learn along with me.

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 13

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 13 of our current Catholic Book of the Month, and the end of this particular book, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page. Note: I’m not changing the spelling of words where the text follows the British English custom. But I have removed the extra spaces before colons and semicolons.

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The Great Antiphons of Advent

+JMJ+ The final few days before Christmas are here already and once again Advent has snuck up on me ad has flown, and I mean, FLOWN past me. I’ve barely begun to work on my Christmas to-do list, for the blog or for the house. Sigh. And so I begin again, deciding what matters most and putting that first and letting other things go. 

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 12

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 12 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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Advent and The Spiritual Life

+JMJ+ I know we’re well into Advent now but there’s still time to prepare for Christmas and for the Second Coming of Christ, which is mostly what it’s about. So I’ve linked some videos below that will help us out. First, an introduction to the Mass Readings Explained series over at Catholic Productions. There’s a video introduction to the series on that page, and they even offer a 14-day free trial. If you haven’t watched any of Dr. Pitre’s videos before, well, why not? You’re missing out on some really good stuff! 

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 11

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 11 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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