For months I couldn’t order any books. (Ah, the joys of living simply—simply broke, that is.) But now that I’ve got a little money, I treated myself to a few new goodies: some pro-life material (some to read and keep, some to give away) from Priests for Life; a book by Dr. Charles Rice on the natural law; In Conversation with God (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany); two by Bishop Sheen (The World’s First Love and The Priest is Not His Own); some Divine Mercy prayer cards (some to keep, some to give away); and last, but not least, several Divine Mercy books and a DVD (titles below).
- Vinny Flynn’s 7 Secrets of the Eucharist
- Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI
- Pope Benedict’s Divine Mercy Mandate
- Pillars of Fire in My Soul
- Thematic Concordance of the Diary of St. M. Faustina Kowalska
- Divine Mercy In My Soul (smaller paperback, newer edition than my old copy that finally fell apart from much use)
How excited was I to get all these goodies in my mailbox? Very! Especially when I started looking through Pillar of Fire in My Soul and realized that it contains Fr. Ignacy Rozycki’s Essential Features of the Devotion to the Divine Mercy. This is a summary of his 500-page text which he undertook for the Vatican for the cause of canonization of St. Faustina, a study to which he devoted nearly ten years of his life! Until last night all I’d found were online editions in Italian, French and Polish. Not much help to me. English is my only language. I still don’t have the full text which I would love to have, but I’m glad to be able to read this summary for now, especially since the summary wasn’t written by someone else but is the text of a lecture in which Fr. Rozycki himself summarized his research. And the editor, Robert Stackpole, says he beautifully summarized it. That’s good enough for me.
Well, it’s time to head downtown for my shift at the prayer vigil outside the abortion mill. I bought a 16×20 print of hte Divine Mercy image yesterday and an inexpensive frame for it to prop up against a tree while we pray the Chaplet for an end to abortion and the whole culture of death. Keep us in your prayers and I’ll keep you in mine too.
Peace be with you.